Project Summary: Zepf Center seeks CCBHC-IA Grant funding to improve upon its existing CCBHC services by increasing access to and improving the quality of community mental health and substance use disorder treatment in Toledo ,Ohio. The CCBHC is located in Toledo's historic Junction Neighborhood and has allowed Zepf to expand its service offerings further into the community to offer the full array of CCBHC services to persons in need. Zepf Center was awarded a previous CCBHC-E grant through SAMHSA in 2021. The Designated Collaborating Organization (DCO) for this project is the UTMC Ryan White Program.
Population of Focus: The Junction Neighborhood (zip code 43607) is home to 20,854 people, 66.3% of whom are Black, 24.2% are White, and 5.2% are Hispanic or Latino. The current unemployment rate in 43607 is 7.3%, which is higher than the current county unemployment rate of 4.9%, the state unemployment rate of 5.2%, and the national unemployment rate of 6.7%. Zepf Center is one of the only service providers in this neighborhood, operating a two-building campus which provides integrated care for co-occurring disorders with co-located primary care services. The most common diagnoses amongst the target population served through Zepf's CCBHC were major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorders.
Goals and Objectives: Goal 1: Improve access to and availability of high-quality services that are responsive to the needs of the community and continually work to measure and improve the quality of services. Objectives: (1) 100% of individuals seeking services through Zepf's CCBHC will be screened and assessed within 10 days of initial inquiry. (2) Within 5 working days of an assessment at Zepf Center, ensure that 90% of interested individuals are enrolled in the CCBHC to increase access to care. Goal 2: Use evidence-based practices that address the needs of the individuals the CCBHC serves. Objectives: (1) By the end of Y1, ensure that the fidelity assessments for the EBPs of Peer Support Services and EMPath Mobility Mentoring are conducted to ensure that quality services proposed by the CCBHC are being delivered to fidelity. (2) On an annual basis, review the EBPs offered at Zepf Center to CCBHC participants and compare them to the needs assessment to ensure that the needs of those served are reflected in the practices. (3) Ensure that ongoing training is provided to staff on EBPs in conjunction with the CCBHC requirements for 100% of CCBHC staff who provide clinical services on an annual basis. Total Number Serves: Y1: 200, Y2: 250; Total: 850 unduplicated persons.
Contact: Deb Flores, CEO; firstname.lastname@example.org