The 2016 Community Needs Assessment is intended to assist the Department of Children and Families (DCF) in preparing for the upcoming legislative session by providing a foundation for understanding the substance use disorder and mental health system of care in Big Bend Community Based Care, Inc.’s (BBCBCs) eighteen (18) county catchment area in Northwest Florida.
This is the second Needs Assessment of this system of care by BBCBC, since assuming responsibility for the substance use disorder and mental health system of care through a Managing Entity contract award from the DCF in April of 2013. BBCBCs first needs assessment was completed in October of 2014 and was prepared by Organizational Management Solutions, Inc. The final 2016 Needs Assessment templates were provided by the Department on September 20th, 2016. These templates include all of the elements required under relevant federal and state statutes, including new elements recently enacted in Senate Bill 12.
Both the 2014 & 2016 Community Needs Assessments can be accessed below.