Consumer & Family Coordination

 

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In 2004, Nebraska’s State Legislature adopted LB 1083, the Nebraska Behavioral Health Services Act, which identified the following purposes:

 

  • Ensure services are consumer focused;
  • Create services that emphasize beneficial outcomes based on recovery principles; and
  • Ensure consumer involvement in all aspects of service planning and delivery.

 

In 2007, a consumer specialist position was funded for each Region. In Region V, the consumer specialist developed and coordinates a “Consumer/Family Advisory Committee”; it is through these activities that Region V Systems ensures reform is consumer led. Recovery principles are also adopted at all levels of the system.

Consumer involvement coordination works to:

 

  • Increase consumer and family involvement;
  • Support the interests and development of consumers;
  • Provide new opportunities for consumers to learn leadership skills; and
  • Gain experience in developing partnerships.

 


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