As the designated single state mental health and substance use authority, the Division administers, provides funding and oversight for a community-based prevention, treatment and recovery support system. The Division is charged to plan, organize, coordinate and budget for a statewide system of care for individuals and families that need public mental health and substance use disorder services.
The Office of Consumer Affairs advocates for consumers of behavioral health services. The office has a variety of advocacy services, including
Peer Support Specialist Core Curriculum and Certification.
The Division supports the Behavioral Health
Network of Care and the Nebraska Family Helpline.
The Division of Behavioral Health's mission is to provide leadership and resources for a system of care that promotes and facilitates resilience and recovery for Nebraskans.
DHHS Behavioral Health Strategic Plan 2022-2024 Influence - Integration - Inclusion - Innovation - Value is now available.
Nebraska Division of Behavioral Health has been working with Bamboo Health's OpenBeds® platform that will identify, unify, and track all mental health and substance use disorder inpatient and outpatient treatment resources in a single, common network, available 24/7. This HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based solution:
Nebraska's implementation will occur in phases. For more information and to find out how you can enroll, click here: https://bamboohealth.com/ne-openbeds-onboarding-resources/
View the Continuum of Care Manual here. For all services funded by the Division of Behavioral Health on or after November 1, 2021, service delivery must meet the definitions as identified in the Continuum of Care manual. The new Continuum of Care Manual includes updated service definitions, guidance on telehealth service provisions, and prevention information. The utilization management guidelines and billing processes have not changed.