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June 6, 2008

Media Advisory for June 9

What: $17.1 million distribution -- final chapter in Behavioral Health reform

When: Monday, June 9 at 3:00 p.m. 

Where: Region 5 Systems offices, 1645 "N" Street, Suite A, Lincoln, NE

Who:

  • Elected officials who are members of the Regional Governing Board
  • C. J. Johnson, Region 5 Systems Program Administrator
  • Scot Adams, Director, DHHS Division of Behavioral Health

Receive details about the additional $17.1 million in funding going to the six Behavioral Health Regions for community-based services for FY 07-08. Highlights of services developed and local successes will be shared. LB 1083, the Nebraska Behavioral Health Reform Act, was passed in 2004. Reform efforts have allowed an additional 9,000 new consumers to be served in their communities, closer to friends and family, avoiding institutionalization in a Regional Center.


June 6, 2008

Media Advisory for June 10

What: $17.1 million distribution -- final chapter in Behavioral Health reform

When: Tuesday, June 10, at 4:00 p.m.

Where: Behavioral Health Region 6 offices, 3801 Harney Street, Omaha

Who:

  • Mary Ann Borgeson, other elected officials who are members of the Regional Governing Board
  • Patti Jurjevich, Region 6 Program Administrator
  • Scot Adams, Director, DHHS Division of Behavioral Health

Receive details about the additional $17.1 million in funding going to the six Behavioral Health Regions for community-based services for FY 07-08. Highlights of services developed and local successes will be shared. LB 1083, the Nebraska Behavioral Health Reform Act, was passed in 2004. Reform efforts have allowed an additional 9,000 new consumers to be served in their communities, closer to friends and family, avoiding institutionalization in a Regional Center.

Contact: Jeanne Atkinson, Communications and Legislative Services, (402) 471-8287


June 9, 2008

Media Advisory for June 12

What: $17.1 million distribution -- final chapter in LB 1083 Behavioral Health Reform

When: Thursday, June 12 at Noon.

Where: Behavioral Health Region 1, 4110 Avenue D, Scottsbluff

Who:

  • Elected officials who are members of the Region 1 Governing Board
  • Sharyn Wohlers, Regional Program Administrator
  • Scot Adams, Director, DHHS Division of Behavioral Health

Receive details about the additional $17.1 million in funding going to the six Behavioral Health Regions for community-based services for FY 07-08. Highlights of services developed and local successes will be shared. LB 1083, the Nebraska Behavioral Health Reform Act, was passed in 2004. Reform efforts have allowed an additional 9,000 new consumers to be served in their communities, closer to friends and family, avoiding institutionalization in a Regional Center.

Contact: Jeanne Atkinson, Communications and Legislative Services, (402) 471-8287


June 10, 2008

Media Advisory for June 13

What: $17.1 million distribution -- final chapter in LB 1083 Behavioral Health Reform

When: Friday, June 13, at 1:30 p.m.

Where: Behavioral Health Region 3, 4009 6 th Avenue, Kearney

Who:

  • Elected officials who are members of the Region 3 Governing Board
  • Beth Baxter, Regional Program Administrator
  • Scot Adams, Director, DHHS Division of Behavioral Health

Receive details about the additional $17.1 million in funding going to the six Behavioral Health Regions for community-based services for FY 07-08. Highlights of services developed and local successes will be shared. LB 1083, the Nebraska Behavioral Health Reform Act, was passed in 2004. Reform efforts have allowed an additional 9,000 new consumers to be served in their communities, closer to friends and family, avoiding institutionalization in a Regional Center.

Contact: Jeanne Atkinson, Communications and Legislative Services, (402) 471-8287


June 10, 2008

Media Advisory for June 13

 What: $17.1 million distribution -- final chapter in LB 1083 Behavioral Health Reform

When: Friday, June 13, at 9:30 a.m.

Where: Holiday Inn Express, 3000 Holiday Frontage Rd, North Platte

Who:

  • Elected officials who are members of the Region 2 Governing Board
  • Kathy Seacrest, Regional Program Administrator
  • Scot Adams, Director, DHHS Division of Behavioral Health

Receive details about the additional $17.1 million in funding going to the six Behavioral Health Regions for community-based services for FY 07-08. Highlights of services developed and local successes will be shared. LB 1083, the Nebraska Behavioral Health Reform Act, was passed in 2004. Reform efforts have allowed an additional 9,000 new consumers to be served in their communities, closer to friends and family, avoiding institutionalization in a Regional Center.

Contact: Jeanne Atkinson, Communications and Legislative Services, (402) 471-8287

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