LifeSpring is the premier provider of mental health and primary care services in southern Indiana, providing a comprehensive array of services that focus on education, prevention, information, assessment, intervention and treatment. LifeSpring continues to promise to serve all patients, offer discounted fees and serve all patients by not denying services to a patient based on race, sex, disability, religion or other factors. LifeSpring serves a large population, with access to over 144,000 residents through this funding opportunity. LifeSpring serves a large rural population that pose specific disparities to the social determinants of health, mental health and primary health that impact the rural population so greatly. LifeSpring is in a unique position to plan, develop and implement advancements in the delivery of mental health and substance use services, supporting a unique patient population that continues to struggle despairingly with the effects of COVID-19 and the rural setting. To further expand its reach and meet the growing need for accessible services, LifeSpring is applying for SAMHSA CCBHC-IA funding to improve outreach and accessibility in addition to improving the services provided to consumers with SMI, SED, SUD and COD in an effort to reduce high-risk behaviors related to mental illness, substance use disorder and physical illness that may contribute to poor overall health outcomes. LifeSpring will expand on its currently programming as it has currently met CCBHC Certification Criteria, which has proven impactful in supporting patients through specialty services. The overarching theme of project activities will focus on providing comprehensive, integrated, coordinated and person-centered services that are culturally competent and equitable to all populations while advancing service delivery through evidence-based practices. LifeSpring will focus efforts on expanding crisis mental health services to ensure 24/7 access via telephone, will expand its use of evidence-based practices to inform care, will expand primary care screenings and assessments and expand access to rehabilitative services including Assertive Community Treatment. The following objectives prove the impact SAMHSA funding will have on the target population and the expansive reach of services that can be offered:
Objective 1: By the end of project year four, LifeSpring will have increased the number of adult and pediatric patients receiving SMI, SED, SUD and COD services in the identified counties of focus by at least 700 patients.
Objective 2: By the end of project year four, LifeSpring will have increased the number of Veteran patients receiving care for SMI, SED, SUD and COD by at least 50 patients.
Objective 3: By the end of project year four, LifeSpring will have incorporated Evidence-Based Practice’s for SMI, SED, SUD and COD in 100% of patient encounters.
Objective 4: By the end of project year four, LifeSpring will decrease mental health symptomatology by at least 25%.
Objective 5: By the end of project year four, LifeSpring will have achieved at least a 45% reported compliance rate with medication.
Objective 6: By the end of project year four, LifeSpring will have created personalized treatment plans for 100% of applicable patients, decreasing substance use among this population by at least 35%.
Objective 7: By the end of project year four, LifeSpring will have achieved at least an 80% patient satisfaction rate with project services experiences.
Number of Unduplicated Individuals to be Served with Grant Funds
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Total
150 150 200 200 700