Project name: CMHC
Strategies/interventions: Clinical and Support Options (CSO), a large behavioral health organization licensed as a CHMC, will provide residents of all ages with services to address serious mental illness, serious emotional disturbance, substance use disorder and co-occurring disorders by providing CMHC required services in all six outpatient centers in 5 counties .
Population to be served: Based on 2018 SAMHSA estimates, there are a total of 17,000 adults with SMI (persistent and severe) or COD (86%, n=14,260) or youth/children who have SED (14%, n=2,380) in the service area.
Number of people to be served: The CMHC program will serve an estimated 500 participants in each of Year 1 and 2 for a total of 1,000 people for the two-year grant period.
Goal One 1: CSO will expand access to and deliver mental health, substance use and recovery support services to 500 individuals with SMI, SED, SUD and COD annually, for a total of 1,000 for the grant period. Objectives that start in 120 days of the grant start date: Objective 1.a: CSO will expand access to required and allowable services by strengthening telehealth infrastructure and increasing telehealth capacity at all six outpatient centers, Shelter, 2 EDs and for all CMHC programs (initiatives listed in B.2.). Objective 1.b: Based on client needs, CSO will provide required services delivered by credentialed staff, expand clinical treatment and supports for 500 enrollees annually and 1,000 unduplicated individuals for the grant period. Goal 2: CSO will facilitate access to services for those with SMI/SED in the 5-county service area. Objectives that start within 120 days of the grant start date: Objective 2.a. CSO services will conduct intake, assessment and enrollment for 100% of participants within 24 hours of referral or immediately on arrival for walk-ins. Objective 2.b. CSO will provide specific telehealth screening to identify client desires regarding telehealth and their capacity to engage in telehealth. Goal 3: CSO will track 100% of CMHC enrolled adults on key performance measures. Objective 3.a Beginning within 120 days of grant start date, the Credible EHR will identify by diagnoses and client demographics the epidemiological profile of mental illness in the service area in order to improve access and service capacity. Objective 3.b. Based on NOMs reassessments at 6 months following intake, CMHC clients will, on average, experience substantial (10% or greater) positive changes in life functioning, social connectedness, and psychological distress. Goal 4: CSO will address infrastructure gaps and deficiencies in staff mental health support and training. Objective 4.a 80% of CSO clinical staff will be trained in clinical EBPs and 50% of para-professional staff will be trained in MI, SBCM and other best practices by the end of the grant period. Objective 4.b. Within 120 days of grant start, CSO will develop three new staff support topic sessions and 100% of staff will have access to them over the 2-year grant period.