7/16/2015 - Session 2 - IIA  Overview of Federal, State, and County Systems


Objectives and Questions.pdf

Allegheny County Dept of Human Services.pdf

DHS Organization.pdf

HHS Organization Chart.pdf

NIH Institutes, Centers & Offices.pdf


For overviews of the Federal level of Healthcare Organization, read the sections titled “Organization” and “Budget and Finances,”  in  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Department_of_Health_and_Human_Services.   

For overview of how health spending fits into the overall US budget, take a few minutes to examine the pie charts in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_federal_budget, especially the displays on mandatory spending, discretionary spending, and growth of entitlement programs and growth of the federal debt.  

For an overview of the PA state mental health budget, instructive snapshots are at:                      

1.      Department of Human Services:  http://www.dhs.state.pa.us/publications/dhsbythenumbers/index.htm


2.       A focus on Mental Health Services of PA DHS is at:  http://www.dhs.state.pa.us/foradults/mentalhealthservices/  (brief paragraphs on services overview and Recovery)

3.      Take a few minutes to look over the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS)  Budget at:



If you’re curious, an overview of the PA State Government “Budget for 2015-2016”: