ADMH Launches New Website

ADMH Launches New Website

14:30 05 March in Press Release

THE ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH
LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE –
First Comprehensive Website Redesign in 12 Years makes Information more
Accessible, and User-centric

Montgomery, AL – Commissioner Lynn Beshear announced the new Alabama Department of Mental Health website today, featuring an improved design and navigation from any device. The website offers quick and easy access to essential information and features, increasing understanding of the department’s programs and services.

The new website has a clean design, improved functionality and enhanced rich content, focused on the department’s mission to Serve · Empower · Support. The site goes live today at the same web address: www.mh.alabama.gov.

“We are excited about our new website and the robust information it provides for the people we serve, for providers, ADMH partners and the public about services, employment within our department, mental health resources and tools,” said Commissioner Lynn Beshear. “We believe the new site will allow our visitors to have an enlightening experience and will help everyone to better understand the importance of mental health.”

The website was developed through a collaborative, data-driven process involving mental health stakeholders across the state, user testing and analytics research that identified top user requests and the most important information to highlight. The website prioritizes information in high demand by Alabamians, found in the newly designed navigation menus and makes it easier to find key services and programs. MH.Alabama.gov launches with specially designed pages to locate providers of services for mental health, substance abuse and developmental disabilities; resources for individuals and families; and a provider portal.

The website’s overall design has been enhanced to be more engaging and accessible. It features a simplified, streamlined look with brighter colors, larger images and text size. Through the adoption of best practices in accessibility, the new website meets all ADA requirements. The website was designed and built in partnership with the state Office of Information Technology Services (OIT), ADMH Office of Public Information and ADMH Bureau of Information Technology. The redesign also includes a new content management system that allows the communications team to more quickly publish information.

ADMH’s new website will be updated on a regular basis with content regarding initiatives and programs, community partners and services, press releases, videos and newsletters. Visitors are encouraged to explore the site at www.mh.alabama.gov. Please send any questions to publicinformation.dmh@mh.alabama.gov.

About Us: The Alabama Department of Mental Health serves more than 200,000 Alabama citizens with mental illnesses, intellectual disabilities, and substance use disorders. The department strives to Serve, Empower, and Support, and promote the health and well-being of Alabamians. Visit www.mh.alabama.gov for more information.

malissa valdes-hubert

malissa.valdes-hubert@mh.alabama.gov