MHA’S Office Of Planning, Evaluation and Training
This Office is responsible for the development, implementation, and/or oversight of State, local and federal mental health planning, training and evaluation activities through the divisions of Planning, Evaluation and Training.
Division of Planning
Responsibilities include development of annual State Plans and federal Mental Health Block Grant applications and oversight of state plan implementation, local mental health planning and DHMH community bond program activities.This Division also provides staff support to the Maryland Advisory Council on Mental Hygiene/PL 102-321 Planning Council.
Division of Evaluation
Responsibilities include development and monitoring of activities related to Maryland’s PMHS Consumer Satisfaction and Outcomes Survey, Outcomes Measurement System (OMS), and other quality improvement activities. This division also works closely with DHMH’s Office of Health Care Quality, the University of Maryland Systems Evaluation Center and the PMHS’s Administrative Services Organization.
Division of Training
Responsibilities include the development, planning, coordination and monitoring of training activities. This division works collaboratively with the University of Maryland’s Mental Health Services Training Center.
In addition to its direct activities, the Office contracts with and collaborates with the University of Maryland Mental Health Systems Improvement Collaborative (MHSIC). The Mental Health Systems Improvement Collaborative (MHSIC) was created in 2001 as a joint venture between the Mental Hygiene Administration (MHA) and the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). MHSIC is located in the Division of Services Research, which is a unit of the School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry. This Collaborative evolved from the longstanding training partnership between UMB and MHA. MHSIC is comprised of the Mental Health Services Training Center, the Evidence-Based Practice Center and the Systems Evaluation Center. The three Centers work in partnership, in conjunction with MHA, to foster and support the continued development of the PMHS.
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR MHA’S Office Of Planning, Evaluation and Training: Cynthia Petion, 410-402-8474