As of July 1, 2014, Marion County has regionalized with Mahaska County, per SF
2315. The region is called Mid-Iowa Behavioral Health (MIBHR), and still
performs the same functions as the CPC office.
MIBHR was formed under Iowa Code Chapter 28E to create a mental health and
disabilities service region in compliance with Iowa Code 331.390.
This Mental Health and Disability Services (MHDS) Management is designed to
improve health, quality of life, and successful outcomes for the adults in our
region who have mental health disabilities and intellectual/developmental
disabilities, including those with multi-occurring substance use issues, health
issues, physical disabilities, brain injuries, and other complex human service
In accordance with the principles listed in the legislative mental health
redesign, MIBHR will work in a quality improvement partnership with stakeholders
in the region: providers, families,
individuals, and partner health and human service systems to develop a system of
care approach that is characterized by the following principles and values:
Person and family driven
The table of organization for the region is as follows:
Each county will have a local
access office, with a Coordinator of Disability Services, CDS, (formerly known
Duties for the region continue as follows: centralized intake for persons
wishing to access county funded mental health services, determine residency,
service coordination, service and cost tracking, collection and reporting of
data, authorizing funding within the guidelines established by the regional
plan, public education, strategic planning, development of the annual regional
budget, quality assurance and collaboration with other funders, services
providers, consumers and other stakeholders. The CEO and CDS’s are accountable
to the Regional Governance Board.
April 28, 2014 the MIBHR (CPC) office is now located at the Public Health building at
2003 N. Lincoln St. in Knoxville
Behavioral Health Region shall directly administer the regional MHDS Plan
through the Local County Community Services offices and contract with service
providers to meet the service needs of the individuals.
Member counties shall provide adequate credentialed staff to carry out
the administration of this Plan.
Ave E., Oskaloosa, IA 50208
2003 N. Lincoln,
Knoxville, IA 50138
MIBHR does not intend to contract management
responsibility for any aspect of the regional system of care to any agency or
entity. The MIBHR Governing Board
shall retain full authority for the regional system of care and the associated
Funding authorization decisions shall be made by the
MIBHR staff, who shall have no financial interest in the services or supports to
be provided. In the event that such
a situation occurs, that interest must be fully disclosed to the individuals,
counties, and other stakeholders.
MIBHR will provide leadership and management at the local
level for designing a regional system of care for mental health and disability
services. The design of the system will be based on the expectation that
individuals and families will have multi-occurring issues of all kinds, and will
incorporate an organized quality improvement partnership process to achieve the
vision defined at the beginning of this Plan.
Within this vision, MIBHR will work in partnership with
providers and other stakeholders to develop services that are:
Able to emphasize
integrated screening, early identification and early intervention.
High quality and,
wherever possible, evidence based.
Organized into a
seamless continuum of community based support.
Individualized to each
individual with planning that expands the involvement of the individual.
Provided in the least
restrictive, appropriate setting.
Designed to empower
individuals and families as partners in their own care.
Designed to leverage
multiple financing strategies within the region including increased use of
Medicaid funded services and the Iowa Health and Wellness Plan.
Supported by the
provision of training and technical assistance to individuals and families, as
well as to providers and other partners.
MIBHR shall maintain a service
delivery approach that builds partnerships within a quality improvement
framework to create a broad, integrated process for meeting multiple needs. This
approach is based on the principles of interagency collaboration;
individualized, strengths-based practices; cultural competence; community-based
services; accountability; and full participation of individuals served at all
levels of the system. MIBHR shall work to build the infrastructure needed to
result in positive outcomes for individuals served.
MIBHR will engage all of its
stakeholders, including mental health, disability, and substance abuse
providers, in a process to utilize a framework in which all programs and all
persons providing care become welcoming, accessible, person/family centered,
hopeful, strength-based, recovery-oriented, trauma informed, and multi-occurring
capable. MIBHR recommends that all
providers participate in this initiative and encourages providers to develop
multi-occurring capability for each program provided in the region, and for all
MIBHR shall partner with courts
to ensure alternatives to commitment and to coordinate funding for services for
individuals under commitment. MIBHR
shall collaborate with the Iowa Department of Human Services, Iowa Department of
Public Health, Department of Corrections, Iowa Medicaid Enterprises, other
regions, service providers, case management, individuals, families and advocates
to ensure the authorized services and supports are responsive to individuals’
needs consistent with system principles, and are cost effective.
If you need specific information regarding policy and
procedures and/or plan operation, feel free to peruse the plan, which is located
on this website. Each local access office should also be able to assist with any
questions and/or concerns.
We look forward to
working with you!