The Elevate Housing Foundation (EHF) proposes to increase the access and availability of high quality, integrated primary care, mental health (MH), and substance use disorders (SUDs) treatment and recovery support services to adults ages 18+ in Waterloo, Iowa and nearby rural areas who suffer from one or more behavioral health conditions. Iowa is marked as one of the worst states in the USA for treatment for mental health needs. It has lower ratios than 44 other US states in psychiatrists and mental health workforce availability. EHF’s CCBHC will deliver all required CCBHC components in its mental health and substance use disorder
services. The project will serve 650 adults and veterans in Year 1 and 800 adults and veterans in Year 2, totaling 1,450 clients over the grant period. All individuals approaching the facility will receive treatment until funds the facility has reached capacity. Proposed strategies and evidence-based services include: Medication Assisted Treatment, Motivational Interviewing, Motivational Incentives, mobile and in house crisis services, screening, assessment & diagnosis; whole-person treatment planning; integrated primary care screening and services; targeted case management; psychiatric rehabilitation; care coordination and a full continuum of addiction treatment with peer supports; Comprehensive outreach; HIV/HCV testing. The Goals for the program are (1) to increase access of behavioral treatment, service and resource options to young adults, adults and seniors that will improve mental health and overall wellness; (2) Provision of coordinated care with existing resources to provide a customized treatment option to adults and seniors that will decrease emergent situations and achieve long-term health outcomes; (3) Provision of customized services for individuals with co-occurring disorders.