Belmont Harrison Noble County Boards of Developmental Disabilities
The Belmont County Board of Developmental Disabilities is part of the BHN Alliance, a partnership with the Harrison and Noble County Boards of Developmental Disabilities. The three county boards share certain administrative functions, including Superintendent, Service and Support Administration, Medicaid Services Management, Quality Assurance and Early Intervention. As a result of the Alliance, we have improved supports and become more efficient in the use of funding so we can meet future needs of those we serve.
The county boards also share a person-centered philosophy. We listen to the people we support and we learn from them what is important to and what is important for each one and coordinate supports accordingly.
The shared services of this three-county partnership was the first between county boards in the state of Ohio. In 2012, the BHN Alliance received the Visionary Leadership Award from the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities for being pioneers in the field of shared administrative services.