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MDHHS wants to hear from public on the future on Michigan’s behavioral health system

Several weeks ago, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Director Robert Gordon spoke to legislators about the MDHHS vision for the future of the state’s public behavioral health system. He spoke about the strengths of Michigan’s behavioral health system as well major challenges the system faces and the values that MDHHS wants to keep in the forefront as they move toward the future of behavioral health system reform. Director Gordon also reviewed key design elements of a future, improved system. In case you missed our earlier announcement of Director Gordon’s remarks, you can find the Director’s full remarks, slides, and supporting materials at


To continue the conversation, MDHHS is hosting public forums around the state to provide all stakeholders, with an emphasis on individuals and families served by Michigan’s specialty public behavioral health system, a chance to ask questions and provide feedback on this vision for the future.


MDHHS will host five forums in early 2020, including four in-person events and one virtual forum. All events will be hosted from 5:00-6:30 p.m. Registration is not required, but strongly encouraged to help MDHHS best prepare for the events. You can find the links to register for each event below:

  • Register for Detroit on January 8 here
  • Register for Grand Rapids on January 9 here
  • Register for Marquette on January 22 here
  • Register for Saginaw on January 30 here
  • Register for our virtual forum on February 6 here

You can also find updates and the most recent information on our website: