Heartland Family Service (HFS) CCBHC will enable HFS to strengthen behavioral health services in Pottawattamie, Mills and Harrison Counties in southwest Iowa. Depression, suicide and substance use disorder are key issues of concern in Iowa, along with low availability of mental health services. The CCBHC model will be used to further improve the integration of physical and behavioral health care for mental illness and substance use disorder.
HFS has been a State Block Grant provider since 1981. As an Integrated Provider Network grantee, HFS provides substance use and problem gambling services and was selected based on ability to educate the public, assess local needs, provide effective co-occurring treatment, deliver prevention methodologies, and offer wrap-around services. Total population of this area is 122,730. The CCBHC funding will allow HFS to serve 1,800 people over two years.
HFS provides person- and family-centered integrated services to SAMHSA’s targeted population and will welcome the opportunity to serve additional clients under the CCBHC grant. HFS has experienced staff who apply appropriate Evidence-Based Practices to effectively serve each client’s needs. HFS currently coordinates care with many other providers and agencies in southwest Iowa who serve the targeted populations, including Micah House shelter, Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital, One World Community Health Center, Children’s Square, All Care Health Center, Douglas County Veterans Services, and others. HFS offers a unique breadth of services to a broad population.
HFS will continue to directly provide and expand crisis mental health services; screening, assessment and diagnosis; risk assessment; patient-centered treatment planning; comprehensive mental health and substance use services including psychotropic medication; screening for HIV and viral hepatitis; case management; psychiatric rehabilitation services; social support; peer support services; intensive community mental health care for members of the armed forces/veterans, and Assertive Community Treatment. HFS will use Designated Collaborating Organizations to provide medical substance use detoxification services and outpatient clinic primary care screening/monitoring and quality health care to meet all CCBHC requirements.
Outcomes projected for the CCBHC include serving 700 clients in the first year of the award, and 1,100 in the second year of the award through expanded availability of behavioral health services. HFS will collect and provide the data elements required under the award to support evaluation and quality improvement activities for SAMHSA. HFS will ensure data sharing and quality measures with collaborating providers to better assess and impact population health and disparity reduction. A third goal is to provide more client and peer input into program approaches through the development of an Advisory Work group comprised of individuals with mental and substance use disorders, and family members, to provide input and guidance to the CCBHC on implementation of services and policies by 12/01/2020