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Human Services Brings 1st Behavioral Health Portal Barnstable County!

By on October 9, 2014 in Department News, Recent News

human Services Behavioral Health Portal imageBarnstable County Human Services launched the Behavioral Health Website and Service Directory in late September, making Barnstable County the first County in Massachusetts to offer this web-based tool to citizens.  The Behavioral Health Website and Service Directory connects people in need with local agencies in addition to serving as an online reference and community to help members stay informed on important behavioral health topics in addition to providing tailored self help and up to date legislation information.

Director of Human Services Beth Albert presented the Behavioral Health Portal to the County Commissioners during their September 24th meeting.

The Barnstable County Behavioral Health website provides much‐needed information about behavioral health services in our region in a centralized and comprehensive way…Beth Albert, Director of Human Services

Key Features of the website include:

  • Comprehensive Service Directory that enables consumers to easily locate the local programsBehaviroal Health Website Search Image
    and services they need most;
  • Quick reference to all local emergency and crisis intervention programs in the area;
  • Access to more than 30,000 articles, fact sheets, and interactive tools; and
  • Up-to‐date information on the latest developments in behavioral health via an online learning
    center, daily nationwide news updates, advocacy tools, and state and federal legislation tracking.

Barnstable County looks forward to providing this valuable tool to all of Cape Cod.  For more information, visit the Human Services website or the Behavioral Health portal directly.

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