Frank W. Berry
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Welcome to the website of the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD).

Easy access to high-quality care that leads to a life of recovery and independence for the people we serve.

Leading an accountable and effective continuum of care to support Georgians with behavioral health challenges, and intellectual and developmental disabilities in a dynamic health care environment.

Here you will find resources to address immediate needs regarding our services, agency-specific policies, information about health care providers and much more.

Please contact the central office or your regional office with any questions or concerns.


June 24, 2015 - See an update on the DBHDD Strategic Initiative and an overview of the Georgia Collaborative ASO.
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DBHDD has updated the vision and mission statements.
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June 10, 2015 - The 8th annual Georgia System of Care Academy will be held at Stone Mountain Park, July 14-16, 2015. The theme “Embracing Transitions,” will be reflected through dynamic speakers, interactive workshops and networking opportunities.
Georgia Collaborative ASO
May 22, 2015 - Our go-live date for certain behavioral health and intellectual and developmental disabilities services remains July 1, 2015. However, certain activities will be phased beyond this date as part of our ongoing implementation.
Emory University
April 29, 2015 - The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) and the Emory Autism Center (EAC) have signed an agreement to improve Georgia’s community-based infrastructure for adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
DBHDD's Division of Behavioral Health is pleased to announce that it will again host a two-day Behavioral Health Symposium to inform professionals about best practices in the delivery of behavioral health services and supports. DBHDD is seeking proposals for presentations in both the clinical and leadership tracks. Presentations should be interactive and designed for a 90 minute session that may be repeated up to a maximum of three times a day.
Georgia Collaborative ASO
Learn more about the background, overview, goals and functions, and implementation process of the Georgia Collaborative ASO.
The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) has received notice that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has determined that the Gracewood ICF unit is in substantial compliance with CMS regulations. This is important news following the notice of CMS' intent to decertify the unit.


The FY2015 manuals for community behavioral health providers, community developmental disabilities providers and community developmental disabilities providers of state-funded developmental disabilities services were updated June 1, 2015.
Commissioner Frank Berry presented the FY2016 Budget to the Senate Appropriations, Human Development & Public Health Subcommittee and the House Appropriations, Human Resources Subcommittee.
DBHDD is the state authority for behavioral health and developmental disabilities. Our goal is to establish an effective and accountable continuum of care that is sustainable in a dynamic health care environment. To support this goal, we are reshaping our organizational structure to create a centrally-managed model that is aligned by function.