Intermountain Centers for Human Development’s Post-COVID Support and Recovery Program will serve 300 adults with a Serious Mental Illness (SMI) and those experiencing Co-Occurring SMI and Substance Use Disorders (SUD) in each of two years for a total of 600 participants with emphasis on re-engagement in treatment and supporting individuals with post-covid transitions and recovery. Family members, spouses and significant others will be provided supportive services to assist them in understanding Serious Mental Illness, SUD and their supportive role in the recovery process.
Through a collaboration between Intermountain Centers for Human Development, Community Partners Integrated Healthcare and LeCroy & Milligan Associates, this program will support, restore and strengthen the delivery of clinical services, improve treatment and engage and re-involve persons identified with a SMI in integrated behavioral health and primary care in multiple counties and communities in Central and Southern Arizona. Implementation of research-based treatment models will include Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to meet the SUD and mental health needs of persons served.
Overarching program goals are 1) engage and re-connect persons with SMI/COD in treatment and support services; 2) provide post-COVID transition and recovery services and peer supports; and 3) implement evidenced-based mental health and SUD treatment models to improve treatment and address higher acuity and increased need.
Over the grant period Intermountain will support and restore the delivery of clinical services and will increase its capacity and capability to effectively address the needs of individuals with an SMI or COD to better meet their post-COVID needs. This proposal offers a system of care model that is founded on a vision of sustainable community mental health services which will enable our organization to strengthen its infrastructure and services leading to better outreach and engagement, stronger evidence-based practices, and services designed to address the strengths, needs, desires and cultural context of the individuals we serve.