Coastal Horizons Center proposes to serve children and youth with serious emotional disturbances (SED), adults with severe mental illness (SMI), individuals with substance use disorders (SUD) including opioid use disorders (OUD) and those with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders (COD) in Brunswick, New Hanover, and Pender Counties in the southeastern coastal area of the state as a certified community behavioral health center.
Its goals and objectives are the following:
Goal 1. Provide a comprehensive array of services to people with mental health and substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders.
Objective 1. Increase access to crises services in the selected counties by partnering with an existing state-sanctioned system that provides crisis behavioral health services in the area.
Objective 2. Provide screening, assessment, diagnosis (including risk assessment).
Objective 3. Develop patient-centered treatment plans, including risk assessment and crisis planning.
Objective 4. Provide comprehensive outpatient EBPs for children and youth with Serious Emotional Disturbances (SEDs) and adults with Severe Mental Illness (SMI).
Objective 4. Provide comprehensive outpatient EBPs for children and youth and adults with Substance Use Disorders (SUDs).
Goal 2. To provide services that are not directly provided by the applicant organization.
Objective 1. To partner with a DCO for the provision of crisis services.
Objective 3. To partner with a DCO for the provision of psychiatric rehabilitation services.
Goal 3. To evaluate the project.
Objective 1. To conduct process evaluation.
Objective 2. To conduct outcomes evaluation.
Goal 3. To sustain the project.
Objective 1. To establish an Advisory Committee.
Objective 2. To train providers, administrative staff, and other relevant stakeholders to maximize reimbursement for treatment encounters through proper coding and billing across insurance types to ensure financial sustainability of services.
Objective 3. To enhance the electronic health records system (EHR) to maximize care coordination and reimbursement of services.
The proposed project will serve 500 in the first year and 750 in the second year for a total of 1,250 over the two-year period,