Revised Individual Quality Outcome Measures Review

The Division of Developmental Disabilities sees support coordination as a critical and integral part of ensuring that individuals who receive I/DD services have easy access to high quality services so that they may enjoy a life of opportunity and independence.  Utilization of data gathered from t

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Deal announces launch of Georgia STABLE

Gov. Deal released the following statement - see official statement HERE

June 14, 2017

DBHDD receives federal grant in response to opioid crisis

ATLANTA—The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) has been awarded the State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grant by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA).

Medicaid waiver renewal approved for Georgians with intellectual and developmental disabilities

ATLANTA—The Georgia Departments of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) and Community Health (DCH) are pleased to announce that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved renewal of the Comprehensive Supports Waiver Program (COMP) through March 31, 2021.

Leadership Announcement for DBHDD’s Division of Developmental Disabilities

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) is pleased to announce the following leadership changes in the Division of Developmental Disabilities effective Thursday, February 16, 2017. 

The $10,000 Toast: Plan ahead, stay safe and out of jail this New Year’s Eve

Ringing in the New Year is filled with festivities that for many include the consumption of alcohol.  As you make plans to celebrate New Year’s Eve, consider this: your toast could cost you $10,000. 

Judy Fitzgerald sworn in as Commissioner of DBHDD

ATLANTA—Judy Fitzgerald today was sworn in as Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) by Governor Nathan Deal.  She was appointed to the role by Deal last month to replace Frank Berry, who now leads the Department of Community Health.

Judy Fitzgerald sworn in as Commissioner of DBHDD

December 5, 2016

Judy Fitzgerald sworn in as Commissioner of DBHDD

ATLANTA—Judy Fitzgerald today was sworn in as Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) by Governor Nathan Deal.