BHSB 2015 Annual Report, released July 13, 2016: Stronger System ~ Healthier City, 2015 Annual Report. This report spotlights success stories and reflects on important partnerships and accomplishments from the past year that promote and support behavioral health and wellness in Baltimore City. In fiscal year 2015, BHSB and its state and local partners advanced many important initiatives that help to improve the PBHS, including:
- BHSB’s successful record of introducing and implementing SBIRT at the local level led to the agency receiving funding to implement a statewide SBIRT initiative with the goal of reducing drug overdose deaths, disparities in health care costs and health outcomes among under-served populations.
- As part of the Baltimore City overdose prevention plan, BHSB launched its naloxone street outreach program, which provides overdose education and naloxone training in communities known for drug activity and overdose deaths.
- BHSB continues to provide Behavioral Emergency Services Team (BEST) initiative trainings for Baltimore Police Department officers in crisis intervention to de-escalate behavioral health crises, minimize arrests and reduce the risk of injury to both officers and members of the public.