Project Summary: Our project responds to the needs of individuals with SMI and SUD who are also impacted by the mental health stresses caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. We will develop a comprehensive plan of evidence based mental and substance use disorder treatments for individuals with SMI and SUD impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Project Name: St. Paul Island Emergency COVID-19
Population(s) to be served: The Pribilof Islands Aleut Community of St. Paul Island (ACSPI) is a federally recognized tribe. Out of a population of 425 (Census 2014-2018) 410 (85.6%) are all/ part Alaska Native. We estimate that there are 50 individuals with SMI, 50 individuals with SUD, 20 individuals with both SMI and SUD, 20 individuals with mental disorders that are less severe than serious mental illness, including 5 in the healthcare profession and first responders.
Strategies/interventions: The program services for St. Paul Island community members meets three critical needs: (1) A need to expand outpatient treatment capacity as a result of COVID-19; (2) A need to implement an evidenced-based treatment model and (3) A need to implement the Global Appraisal of Individual Needs -1.
Project Goals and Measurable Objectives:
Project Goal: Develop and implement a comprehensive plan of evidence-based mental and/or substance use disorder treatment services for individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Objective 1: Screen and assess customers for the presence of mental and substance use disorders and/or co-occurring disorders, and use the information obtained from the screening and assessment to develop appropriate treatment approaches
Objective 2: Provide evidence-based and population appropriate treatment services.
Objective 3: Provide recovery support services
Objective 4: Develop and implement Crisis mental health services
Number of people to be served annually and throughout the lifetime of the project: Target population: 50 individuals with SMI, 50 Individuals with SUD, 20 individuals, with both. In addition, the total population of 425 will benefit from some of our activities.