Heidi Arthur, LMSW, is a Principal with Health Management Associates, an independent national research and consulting firm that specializes in publicly financed health care consulting. She focuses on behavioral health integration and delivery system redesign, and draws from her experience designing innovative programs for vulnerable populations, building organizational capacity, and supporting operational enhancement.
Prior to joining Health Management Associates, Ms. Arthur served as vice president of SAE and Associates, a behavioral health consulting firm that has been awarded over $175 million in federal grant funding to support service enhancement and treatment access expansion for its behavioral health clients. She previously held grants management positions for the New York City Department of Health, the New York State Office of Mental Health, and community-based human service providers in New York City and her home state of Virginia.
Ms. Arthur’s work addresses the needs of youth with serious emotional disorders, adults with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders, homeless populations, those involved in the criminal justice system, people living with HIV/AIDS, adults and children involved in the child welfare system, those affected by adoption, the unique needs of veterans and their families, and families affected by multiple problems. She is co-editor and author of Service Delivery for Vulnerable Populations: New Directions in Behavioral Health (Springer, 2011). She is a frequent conference presenter on health reform, organizational capacity building, high need populations, and federal grant writing.
Ms. Arthur lives in New York City with her husband, musician Ben Arthur, and their two daughters. She volunteers in her Harlem neighborhood, and serves as a mentor for Children’s Corps, a program modeled after Teach for America that trains and supports entry level child welfare workers. Since 2009, she has served as a field instructor at CSSW for students in the Advanced Generalist Practice and Programming and Social Enterprise Administration tracks. She holds a master’s degree from the Columbia School of Social Work.