The CCBHC-IA initiative addresses the array of behavioral health challenges in the Western MA region to make the programmatic response more immediate and services more accessible. Specifically, through screening and triage, CSO's Triage and Bridging Team will offer participants with an immediate connection to a broad range of services to support them. CSO will also use innovations to improve the replication and spread of evidence based practices and telehealth.
Population to be served: CCBHC services will be provided to residents in the region who have SED, SMI, COD and SUD. CCBHC-IA will serve rural and low income individuals, families and veterans and communities of color with a focus on creating capacity to reach out and serve the residents or rural areas in the region and others with low access to services. CSO has 6 CCBHC locations across 5 counties of the Western and Central MA region.
Number of people to be served: CCBHC-IA will serve 700 participants in Year 1 and an additional 700 in each of years 2 - 4, for a total of 2,800 participants over the 4 year project duration.
Project goals are to: Goal 1: CSO will deliver all 9 core services required by CCBHC directly, within 4 months of grant start. Goal 2: CSO will create maximum access to services for all those with SED/SMI/SUD in the 5-county service area starting within 4 months of grant start. Goal 3: Provide community education, information on how to make referrals to CCBHC-IA and Triage and bridging teams and conduct outreach to community stakeholders.