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Mental health advisory board seeks new members

Post by News Tribune Staff on June 5, 2009 at 8:53 am | No Comments »
June 5, 2009 8:53 am

If you’ve been dying to join an advisory board, but just haven’t found the right one, here’s a new opportunity.

The Department of Social Services has selected OptumHealth as the new RSN for Pierce County, effective July 1, 2009. We are seeking residents of Pierce County, and persons currently or previously served by the public mental health program, who are interested in serving on the Mental Health Advisory Board (MHAB). The MHAB is a 15 member citizen’s advisory board which focuses on efficiency and effectiveness of community mental health services in Pierce County. They review and provide comments on plans and policies, reviews and approves recommendations from subcommittees, and promotes issues of importance in prevention, treatment and recovery. The MHAB also recommends the allocation of funding for the Federal Block Grant.

We are seeking representation from minority interests, persons with experience or expertise in mental health, persons representing consumers, including youth and foster parents, law enforcement and the community at large.

You may visit our website at: www.optumhealthpiercersn.com

For an application or further information you may call:

Kathryn Lippincott, Office Administrator – Pierce RSN at 253-292-4184 or email: kathryn.lippincott@optumhealth.com

Pierce County
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