A brand new $3.9 million grant from the Federal authorities will assist Calhoun County residents with psychological well being, substance abuse, and bodily well being wants.
It comes forward of schedule, which is able to assist to handle points that stem from the COVID-19 disaster and state shutdown.
The grant from SAMHSA, a department of the U.S. Division of Well being and Human Companies (HHS) will assist a number of county organizations work collectively to higher serve sufferers and shoppers.
Meghan Taft, Summit Pointe’s Neighborhood Outreach and Relations particular person, says Summit Pointe is within the course of “nurse coordinators” who will work with companion businesses to verify folks get the most effective assist accessible, tailor-made to their scenario. She says these nurse coordinators shall be employed inside 60 days.
Taft says there are 10 completely different recipients or companions for the collaborative, referred to as the Calhoun County Licensed Neighborhood Behavioral Well being Clinic (CCBHC).
Summit Pointe secured this funding with group companions Bronson Battle Creek, Calhoun County Well being Division, Grace Well being, Oaklawn Hospital, and the SHARE Heart.
“The grant permits us to collaborate higher and deal with high-risk people,” mentioned Taft. “The grant requires that remedies be primarily based on evidence-based practices, therapy approaches are all validated practices which have been proven to be efficient.”
Taft says the grant will profit all Calhoun County residents. Assist would begin with companion organizations, just like the Share Heart, or Bronson Hospital. A nurse coordinator can be linked to all of these “doorways of entry”, and coordinate the companies wanted.
And Taft says the federal government noticed a right away want for the group to obtain the grant. “It was initially was supposed to turn out to be accessible this fall, but it surely was launched early in response to the Cares Act and the COVID-19 disaster.”
“We’re excited to companion with Summit Pointe to offer built-in bodily and psychological well being that won’t solely enhance the wellbeing of our sufferers, however will even profit our group,” Dr. Peter Chang, Grace Well being’s President/CEO mentioned. Grace Well being has been serving Calhoun County residents for 34 years with the mission of offering patient-centered healthcare with excellence in high quality, service, and entry.
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