Jim Taliaferro Community Mental Health Center (JTCMHC) will restore and establish clinical services to those served in eight counties in southwest Oklahoma that were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. JTCMHC will serve all ages in need, regardless of ability to pay. The population of focus for the partnership will be individuals with serious mental illness (SMI), serious emotional disturbance (SED), and those with co-occurring disorders. An additional 500 people will be served each year for a total of 1,000 over the life of the grant.
Additional goals and objectives include:
Goal 1: Implement Usage of a HIPAA compliant virtual telehealth iPad platform (including Kiosk placement for wraparound care) to provide a more effective delivery system for the 20% of JTCMHC patients (which represents 1,000 total unduplicated individuals of 5,826 patients served according to current patient rosters) suffering from SED, SMI, SUD and COD that lack access to care due to transportation, technology (cell phones, computers) or other peer support limitations.
• Objective 1A: Within two weeks of the grant award, train and educate 12 mental health professionals on the HIPAA compliant virtual telehealth iPad platform.
• Objective 1B: By the end of year one, provide 500 unduplicated individuals services by providing and training on a HIPAA compliant virtual telehealth iPad platform.
• Objective 1C: Within the first month of year two, train an additional 16 mental health professionals on the HIPAA compliant virtual telehealth iPad Platform.
• Objective 1D: By the end of year two, provide 500 unduplicated individuals services by providing and training on a HIPAA compliant virtual telehealth iPad platform.
Goal 2: Expand the crisis continuum of care within the eight-county catchment area within four months of funding.
• Objective 2A: Within one month, develop policy and procedures for new crisis care services.
• Objective 2B: Within two months, communicate with local law enforcement and other stakeholders (hospitals, ERs, etc.) to identify needs and complete a plan for implementation.
• Objective 2C: By month four, begin operating additional crisis services focusing on adults and capability of responding to crisis of a consumer of any age, with 24/7 crisis stabilization capability.
Goal 3: Expand service and outreach strategies to serve the homeless population affected by COVID-19 in the catchment area, estimated to be at least 158 people prior to the pandemic.
• Objective 3A: Within four months, reach out to targeted area shelters, emergency rooms, police departments, and other organizations tasked with serving the homeless population and provide easy access to clinical and support services to this group.
• Objective 3B: Within four months, provide telehealth devices to 15% of this target population.
We are very excited for this opportunity to restore, support, and establish services to better serve our communities. Because of our increased capacity, increased array of services, and increased capacity in our Primary Care Clinic, we can ensure the best outcomes for our county’s most vulnerable people. We will deliver truly integrated care across a spectrum of mental health, substance use disorder, and primary care services. We will offer recovery support services and supports that ensure those served can live successfully in our communities. JTCMHC is fully committed to assisting our served communities to regain health.