King County has long recognized the need to further invest in our behavioral health system. The reality is, behavioral health is undervalued and stigmatized, but the pandemic has revealed how many people across the country are struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, and other severe mental health challenges. The Department of Community and Human Services (DHCS) is committed to working with community-based providers, peers or those with lived experience, and state and city governments to expand programs and services that help reduce stigma and connect individuals to treatment that is available where and when they need it.
MIDD Behavioral Health Sales Tax Fund
MIDD supports equitable opportunities for health, wellness, connection to community, and recovery for King County residents living with or at risk of behavioral health conditions, through a continuum of care that includes prevention, early intervention, crisis diversion, recovery, and reentry.
New Funding Opportunity: Low-Barrier Access to Buprenorphine
The King County Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) is pleased to release this Request for Letter-of-Interest and Qualifications for Low Barrier Access to Buprenorphine with funding from the MIDD Behavioral Health Sales Tax, which supports programs and services for individuals living with behavioral health conditions.
Looking back: Supporting King County’s communities in 2021
Last year, 2021, was a busy year in the Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS). Staff and community partners launched a new program to help house homeless veterans, provided a safe place to isolate and quarantine from COVID-19, moved residents into the first Health Through Housing Hotel, ran two mass vaccination sites, provided rent…
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ICYMI: 2021 King County Behavioral Health Legislative Forum Program Recording Now Available!
King County hosted its annual Behavioral Health Legislative Forum on December 7th, 2021. Each year, the evening celebrates recovery from mental health and substance use challenges across our communities in King County. The forum is also a place to discuss how we can continue to improve our public behavioral health system. This is the first…
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New Funding Opportunity: Community Driven Behavioral Health in King County
A new funding opportunity is available from the MIDD Behavioral Health Sales Tax Fund for creative, innovative, and culturally and linguistically responsive approaches to increasing awareness and access to behavioral health services, building communities of support, and promoting life and wellness assets within BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities in King County.
The 2020 MIDD Annual Report and Results Dashboard are live!
We are pleased to announce the release of the 2020 MIDD Annual Report! We’re also excited to announce the new and improved MIDD Results Dashboard, where you can dig into detailed data and results interactively.
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