Project Name: Family Health Services (FHS) Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC)
Applicant Organization Name: Family Health Services. (Application # SM-22-002)
Family Health Service’s (FHS) CCBHC application will develop and certify a CCBHC in Southcentral Idaho serving Twin Falls County. This will be one of the first CCBHCs in Idaho. It is the intention of FHS to build upon its already comprehensive service delivery options through the planning, development, implementation, and certification process required of the SAMHSA CCBHC-PDI opportunity. By grant end, FHS will be delivering high-quality mental health disorder and substance use disorder (SUD) treatment, as well as recovery supports to individuals in the target service area with a SUD, a serious mental illness (SMI), children and adolescents with a serious emotional disturbance (SED), individuals with a co-occurring mental health and SUD disorder (COD), and individuals experiencing mental health or substance use-related crisis. It is the intention of FHS to fill a needed mental health, substance use disorder, and primary care treatment gap in Southcentral Idaho. Through the CCBHC development, FHS will improve the access and overall health of the Southcentral Idaho residents, whether they are insured, under insured, or indigent.
Population(s) to be served:
FHS will serve individuals in Twin Falls County with mental health, substance use disorder, and who are also at risk for chronic health issues that includes diabetes, Hypertension (HTN), and Chronic Non-Malignant Pain.
FHS’s strategy to CCBHC implementation is to expand upon its current outpatient mental health and integrated behavioral health services. The additional funding will allow FHS to develop a reverse integration model that incorporates population health management to integrate primary care, substance use disorder, and 24-hour crisis treatment and services to not only meet the nine core CCBHC criteria but to increase access to services in rural communities.
Project goals and measurable objectives:
FHS will serve following number of unduplicated patients in each grant year: 101 year 1; 108 year 2; 111 year 3, and; 92 in year 4 for a total of 412 unduplicated patients served during the four year project. The project goals include 1) Increase access to and availability of high-quality behavioral health services that are responsive to the needs of individuals with qualifying behavioral health diagnosis residing in Twin Falls County. 2) Support recovery from mental health and substance use disorder challenges via the implementation of a comprehensive community-based mental and substance use disorder treatment program and supports. 3) Implement evidence-based practices that address the behavioral health needs of the residents of Twin Falls County. 4) Measure and improve the quality of behavioral health services delivery within FHS. 5) Involve consumers and family members in their own care and the broader governance of FHS’ CCBHC services. 6) Establish a Project Evaluation and Quality Improvement Process to monitor the implementation of the CCBHC and ensure quality of services and supports. 7) Promote sustainability and expansion of CCBHC best practices by sharing key lessons learned, effective strategies, and beneficial outcomes with key stakeholders.