What is PROMISE?
The PROMISE program (Promoting Optimal Mental Health for Individuals through Supports and Empowerment) will target individuals with behavioral health needs and functional limitations to offer an array of home and community-based services (HCBS) that are person-centered, recovery-oriented, and aimed at supporting beneficiaries in the community. PROMISE will help improve clinical and recovery outcomes and reduce unnecessary institutional care through better care coordination, and thereby also reduce the growth in overall program costs.
PROMISE will provide a variety of community based services such as:
- Care Management
- Individual Employment Supports
- Short-Term Small Group Supported Employment
- Financial Coaching
- Benefits Counselling
- Peer support
- Non-Medical Transportation
- Community-Based Residential Supports Excluding Assisted Living
- Community Psychiatric Support and Treatment
- Psychosocial Rehabilitation
- Independent Activities of Daily Living/Chore
- Personal Care
- Community Transition Services
For a description of each of the services listed above, please view the PROMISE Services Presentation.
PROMISE Public Hearings
In September of 2014, the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH), along with the Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance (DMMA) held three public hearings regarding the 1115 Waiver Amendment (PROMISE). The goal of the PROMISE program (Promoting Optimal Mental Health for Individuals through Supports and Empowerment) is to improve clinical and recovery outcomes and reduce unnecessary institutional care through better care coordination, and thereby also reduce the growth in overall program costs. During the public hearings, an overview of PROMISE was presented to those in attendance, and as a result the state received and responded to numerous questions and comments from the public regarding the PROMISE program.
For more information on PROMISE and how to qualify, please view the PROMISE Brochure.
The Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health will work with qualified mental health providers to deliver home and community-based, person-centered, recovery-oriented services under the PROMISE program for Delaware residents suffering from severe and persistent mental illness and substance use disorders.
New Provider Information/Training:
Want to become a PROMISE provider in Delaware? Contact the Provider Relations Unit at (302) 255-9463 for information!
You may also contact the DSAMH Provider Relations Unit with any additional questions or concerns at (302) 255-9463 or by email at DSAMHPromise@state.de.us.
PROMISE Provider Training Curriculums
- Promise Orientation
- Conflict Resolution
- Cultural Competency
- False Claims Act
- HCBS Basics and Assurances
- Critical Incident Reporting
- Member Rights and Protections
- Person Centered Planning
- Recovery and Resiliency
- Understanding PROMISE
You may also contact the DSAMH Office of Consumer Affairs at (302) 255-9421 with any questions or concerns.
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