Chicanos Por La Causa, Nevada Inc. (CPLCNV) proposes the development of a Community Based Health Clinic in rural Nevada, serving both Douglas and Mineral counties. The project target population is inclusive of all residents in those areas, but programming at the CCBHC is uniquely designed to support more high-risk adolescent and young adult populations. The CCBHC intends to do formal outreach to 200 individuals within each jurisdiction and to serve 25% of those in year one of the grant award and 50% in year two of the grant award.
Project goals target the needs of the communities served and focus on increasing mental health and substance use treatment and support capacity building through improved access to telehealth services, including telepsychiatry and teletherapy, as well as connecting clients to peer supporters and community-based health workers. Autism support services are also being proposed and the CCBHC will be staffed to provide those services and supports to rural residents. Further, the CCBHC proposes medication management and the integration of a pharmacology program that includes medication education and the incorporation of pharmacists into the CCBHC multidisciplinary team context with the targeted objective of reinforcing primary prevention and reducing risk-taking behaviors (illegal substance use). All clinical interventions supported at the CCBHC will be evidenced-based and support the amelioration of both mental/behavioral health issues as well as substance use disorders.
Additionally, the CCBHC will work to support increased economic and family well-being support systems by incorporating work force skill building and development programs on-site. The integration of Nurturing Parenting programs and other parent education opportunities will also provide for increased family well-being. Perhaps the most unique program integration at the CCBHC will be the incorporation of formal mentoring programs for adolescents and young adults. As part of the mentoring programs offered, clients will have the ability to participate in social-emotional learning classes and be connected to a Peer Supporter as a Mentor. All services will be delivered in a club-house model program style with the vision of creating a safe and nurturing community environment for all clients. Comprehensive case management and care coordination will also be provided to CCBHC clients.