The ultimate end of the Huron County Community Mental Health Services Board is a healthy community. In order to achieve this end, the Board works with the regional alliance partners to become the primary integrator and manager of public behavioral health care for citizens of Huron County. In an ongoing dialogue with its constituents, the Board defines the service population, assesses community needs, sets service standards, determines array of services, and continuously evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of the services it has purchased.
Huron Behavioral Health’s mission is to provide timely, high quality, culturally sensitive services while supporting the recovery journey of individuals and their families.
Huron Behavioral Health is responsible, above all else, for preserving the public interest, which is not only cost-based but, more importantly, value-based. The public interest includes such factors as self-determination, safety, security, privacy, access, equity, participation, accountability, and results.
- SELF-DETERMINATION – Services should be delivered in a manner which supports individuals with disabilities to live Self-Determined lives by creating and/or exploring all available opportunities. When desired by the individual, control of resources should be given, which will promote freedom of choice and responsibility for decision-making in regards to his/her life.
- SAFETY – The Board, through its delivery of services and supports, should serve as a safety net for the most vulnerable populations who have no other resource for obtaining needed services. At a minimum, all individuals who request services, regardless of their ability to pay, should be screened in a timely fashion and referred to the appropriate level of care or an appropriate service provider.
- SECURITY and PRIVACY – Services should be delivered in a manner that safeguards the individual’s privacy and dignity. Services should also be delivered in the most timely manner possible and put a high premium on full consumer participation and education.
- ACCESS – Availability and accessibility of services to vulnerable and priority populations, should be considered in terms of, but not limited to the following factors: defined service array, facility, public transportation, ease of application, eligibility factors and timeliness of service response.
- EQUITY – Resource allocation and expenditures should reflect the revenue base, state allocation, and clinical prevalence patterns based on age, gender, and disorder. Service and supports should be based as closely as possible to industry standard treatment protocols and Board approved triage prioritization to assure total impartiality.