President and CEO’s Message

President and CEO’s Message

Message from the President and Chief Executive Officer:

John Dow

The South Florida Behavioral Health Network helps children, youths, adults and families with substance abuse and mental health problems find the assistance they need.

While we do not provide direct services to individuals and their families, we financially support the provider agencies in our network that do. It is our goal to match the needs of those seeking help with the services they require.

In short, we are a nonprofit, 501(c)3 managing entity that delivers comprehensive planning and coordination for the prevention and treatment of behavioral health disorders at the community level.

Voice of the Community

Since our inception, we have been the voice on behavioral health issues for the South Florida community and provider agencies. Our recent name change to the South Florida Behavioral Health Network better reflects our presence and mission in the community.

We strive to set the standard for behavioral health care in the South Florida community to ensure continual improvement in quality and effectiveness. We identify gaps in services and fill them using the dollars we have available to provide more cost effective, efficient care.

Creative Approaches

In accomplishing this goal, we recognize that the health and well-being of any individual and the community as a whole is affected by the availability of multiple and diverse services to guarantee a continuum of care.

Therefore, we encourage the involvement of professional health service agencies, practitioners, academic researchers, individuals, families, consumers and institutions with a similar focus on the substance abuse and mental health treatment field. We want and welcome their collaboration with us.

We believe that open dialogue with provider agencies consumers, consumer families and community stakeholders strengthens the Network, setting the foundation for its future. For that reason we are committed to nurturing a strong connection among all parties to assure the long-term success of behavioral health services in our community.

Sincerely yours,
John W. Dow