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FL Discretionary Funding Fiscal Year 2017

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Grantee: APALACHEE CENTER, INC.
Program: PBHCI
City: TALLAHASSEE
State: FL
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM062228-02
Congressional District: 5
FY 2017 Funding: $400,000
Project Period: 2016/09/30 - 2020/09/29

Apalachee Center, Inc., a community mental health center serving the eight counties of Florida's Big Bend region, proposes to integrate primary health care with the behavioral health care currently provided in its Gadsden County, Florida clinic. Gadsden County is rural, impoverished, and the only predominantly African American county in Florida. Health statistics for this County are regularly among the highest risk in the state. The goal of this innovative project is to reduce early mortality from preventable chronic and infectious conditions among people with Serious Mental Illness (SMI), through the provision of primary and preventive healthcare within their trusted behavioral health home. Consistent with the goals of this grant, this initiative focuses on full integration of primary care and behavioral health, expanding on lessons learned during the integration of these services in Apalachee Center's Leon County clinic. The anticipated benefits of this project include increased access to care, improved health outcomes, lower healthcare costs, and an expansion of the use of peers within the integrated health workforce. Specifically Apalachee will fully integrate a primary care team into the behavioral health clinic to address the preventable and treatable chronic and infectious diseases that dramatically reduce life expectancy for the outpatient population of persons with SMI, and provide a full service health home for Apalachee Center's clients in Gadsden County. Apalachee estimates that among the target population, approximately 150 clients would receive integrated services during the first year, 300 during the second year, 400 during the third year, and 500 within the final year of the grant.


Grantee: BE FREE LAKE, INC.
Program: NITT-AWARE-C
City: MOUNT DORA
State: FL
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM062680-03
Congressional District: 11
FY 2017 Funding: $125,000
Project Period: 2015/09/30 - 2018/09/29

The Safe Climate Coalition (SCC) of Lake County proposes to address the behavioral issues of youth aging out of foster care for Lake and Sumter Counties, Florida. The objectives are to: increase the mental health literacy of adults who interact with adolescents and youth; increase the mental health literacy of adults who interact with adolescents and youth; conduct outreach and engagement strategies with adults and youth and their families or caregivers to increase awareness of and to promote positive behavioral health; link adolescents and youth with behavioral health issues to mental, emotional, and behavioral health assistance and services; and increase the number of collaborative partners with relevant youth-serving community agencies and programs. The SCC MHFA Project will serve over 3000 individuals over the course of the three year period of the grant award with 900 projected for the first year of implementation.


Grantee: BROWARD COUNTY BOARD/CNTY COMMISSIONERS
Program: SOC-Expansion and Sustainability
City: FORT LAUDERDALE
State: FL
Grant Award Number: 5 U79 SM062454-03
Congressional District: 22
FY 2017 Funding: $1,000,000
Project Period: 2015/09/30 - 2019/09/29

One Community Partnership 2 (OCP2) is an initiative to enhance the delivery of youth and family driven care to 200 youth (14-21) who experience mental health challenges and may also have co-occurring substance use or other complex issues such as trauma. This initiative is facilitating Broward's System of Care implementation of effective transitional supports for youth entering adulthood on their way towards resiliency, recovery, and wellness. The target population of this project is youth and young adults (ages 14-21) with primary mental health disorders who may also have substance use, trauma, and other complex challenges This includes youth with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED).The original OCP1 project (2002-2008) in Broward created the infrastructure to provide clinical and social support services to children ages 10-18 and their families utilizing the Wraparound Planning Process through centralized case management services. OCP2 will strengthen and supplement this initiative by embedding age-appropriate, recovery-oriented evidence-based practices for emerging adults and ensure youth "voice and choice".


Grantee: CENTERSTONE OF FLORIDA, INC.
Program: NCTSI III
City: BRADENTON
State: FL
Grant Award Number: 5 U79 SM063055-02
Congressional District: 16
FY 2017 Funding: $400,000
Project Period: 2016/09/30 - 2021/09/29

Centerstone Trauma Treatment and Training (CT3) will increase capacity for and access to trauma-focused treatment and services in three Florida counties (DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota) for children and adolescents (ages 2-17) and their families who witness or experience traumatic events. CT3 will provide evidence-based/informed trauma treatment for 360 youth (Yr1: 40; Yrs 2-5: 80/annually), including racial/ethnic minorities and children of military families.

CT3 will develop/maintain local capacity to implement trauma-informed practices and provide evidence-based/informed trauma treatment interventions appropriate to the focus population. Project goals include: establishing a community-based, culturally competent project to provide and increase access to trauma-focused treatment/services; developing infrastructure and capacity to implement services; improving the health status and outcomes for young children (ages 2-9) and children/adolescents (ages 10-17); and developing/disseminating a replicable service model.

CT3 will implement the evidence-based/informed Assessment-Based Treatment for Traumatized Children: Trauma Assessment Pathway (TAP), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Youth Mental Health First Aid. Services include direct trauma/treatment services, therapy, care management, professional training and community education, outreach/engagement, screening and assessment, and linkages to services/supports. CT3 will assess/enhance the EHR to meet project needs. An Advisory Council will provide leadership/guidance and lead sustainability efforts and a Youth Task Force will provide input in assessment, planning, and implementation. Key project partners include child welfare organizations, law enforcement, courts, juvenile justice, and other provider/social service agencies. Comprehensive evaluation of CT3 will result in a model that is well-documented, disseminated widely, and available for replication.


Grantee: CHILDREN'S HOME SOCIETY OF FLORIDA
Program: NCTSI III
City: WINTER PARK
State: FL
Grant Award Number: 5 U79 SM063140-02
Congressional District: 7
FY 2017 Funding: $400,000
Project Period: 2016/09/30 - 2021/09/29

Children's Home Society of Florida (CHS), in partnership with the University of South Florida (USF) will advance the Trauma Recovery Initiative (TRI) Center through the implementation of Real Life Heroes, a culturally competent, trauma-informed treatment model, in Title I schools across NW Florida.

The TRI Child and Family goal is to improve the lives of 350 children and families annually through a local pilot and the local implementation of Real Life Heroes (RLH) within partnering school districts to promote effective resolution of emotion and behavioral dysregulation reflecting complex trauma including children ages 6-12. Over the course of the length of the grant cycle, 1650 children and their families will be served by RLH. The local focus of the project will be implemented in seven different schools across three counties of Florida's northwest "Panhandle". The TRI project Clinical/Organizational goal is to strengthen CHS as a trauma-informed organization including continued implementation of CPP, PCIT, TF-CBT, and Sanctuary models. The TRI System goal is improving and strengthening the capacity of the local child serving system of care to provide trauma-focused treatment and services in the community. System intervention strategies will include the development of a community-wide, cross sector initiative to identify and mobilize resources to address the holistic needs of children who have already experienced or are at risk of experiencing trauma; as well as to promote community-wide awareness of the impact of trauma and the resources available to prevent and heal trauma.


Grantee: CITRUS HEALTH NETWORK, INC.
Program: PBHCI
City: HIALEAH
State: FL
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM062314-03
Congressional District: 25
FY 2017 Funding: $400,000
Project Period: 2015/09/30 - 2019/09/29

Citrus Health Network is requesting $400,000 per year for four years from the SAMHSA Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration grants to improve the coordination and integration of the behavioral health services with the primary care medical services offered in Citrus Health Center clinics. The goal is to improve the physical health status of adults with serious mental illnesses (SMI) and those with co-occurring substance use disorders who have or are at risk for co-morbid primary care conditions and chronic diseases, targeting high risk, low- income, SMI, Hispanic populations. At least 2,000 persons are expected to be served. The four objectives of the program are: 1) Reach level 6 in the SAMHSA/HRSA Center for integrated Health Solutions' Standard Framework for Levels of Integrated Healthcare; 2) improve the health of individuals and reduce health disparities of population with SMI; 3) Enhance the consumer experience of care and 4) Reduce/control the per capita cost of care for the individual, as measured by annual cost of care, before and during their participation in the program. The program will take place in the northwest area of Miami Dade County.


Grantee: CITY OF JACKSONVILLE
Program: SOC-Expansion and Sustainability
City: JACKSONVILLE
State: FL
Grant Award Number: 5 U79 SM062446-03
Congressional District: 5
FY 2017 Funding: $1,000,000
Project Period: 2015/09/30 - 2019/09/29

The High-Fidelity Wraparound Services and Integrated care coordination for children and youth grant will serve approximately 650 annually ages 10-17, and represent our most vulnerable children. We propose to: 1) Identify all children ages 10-17 who are admitted for crisis stabilization in NE Florida (Baker Act); 2) Refer them upon discharge to a new Center for Children with Complex Mental Health Conditions (pediatrician, psychiatrist, psychologist; social work): 3) Respond to their immediate health and mental health needs, 4) Refer all at-risk patients, regardless of insurance status, to the level of mental health services required, e.g., psychiatry, high fidelity wraparound, care coordination; 5) provide comprehensive nurse care coordination to optimize outcomes, 6) engage the child's community pediatrician in the care of the child or establish a medical-behavioral health home for the child in the Center; and 7) expand our Collaborative Care system to prepare increasing numbers of community pediatricians to provide medical behavioral health homes for vulnerable children and youth. 8) Engage the child's community pediatrician in the care of the child or establish a medical-behavioral health home for the child in the Center; and 9) expand our Collaborative Care system to prepare increasing numbers of community pediatricians to provide medical-behavioral health homes for vulnerable children and youth. Our intent is to significantly decrease the number of admissions into the CSU and recidivism rates, and to increase the number of children and counties served.


Grantee: CLAY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CENTER, INC
Program: PBHCI
City: MIDDLEBURG
State: FL
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM062253-03
Congressional District: 3
FY 2017 Funding: $396,989
Project Period: 2015/09/30 - 2019/09/29

Clay Behavioral Health Center (CBHC) is excited to expand our services in Clay County by collaborating with the Florida Department of Health and other primary care providers in the community to offer integrated physical and behavioral health care to individuals with serious mental health and substance abuse issues. Because everyone matters, we are pleased to partner with SAMHSA in offering services to an often overlooked and underserved population. Through a Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration grant, the HEALTH MATTERS program will serve at least 460 adults (approximately 115 unduplicated clients each year) with serious mental illnesses (SMI) over a four year period with an expectation to expand services to all CBHC clients, after the four year period. Reducing health disparities among subpopulations will be a focus of the program. Adults with serious mental illness have been shown to have heightened morbidity and mortality, in part due to evaluated incidence and prevalence of obesity, diabetes, hypertension and dyslipidemia. The goal of the program is to improve the physical health status of adults with SMI and those with co-occurring substance use disorders who have or are at risk for co-morbid primary care conditions and chronic diseases. The objective is to support the triple aim of improving the health of individuals with SMI; enhancing the consumer experience of care (including quality, access, and reliability); and reducing/controlling the per capita cost of care.


Grantee: COLLEGE OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
Program: Campus Suicide Prevention
City: OCALA
State: FL
Grant Award Number: 5 U79 SM062517-02
Congressional District: 3
FY 2017 Funding: $98,310
Project Period: 2016/09/30 - 2019/09/29

College of Central Florida (CF) Suicide Prevention Initiative is to bring about systematic and cultural change that will result in better identification of and help-seeking for students at risk of suicide. CF's will serve Marion, Citrus and Levy counties in North Central Florida. The overarching goal of the proposed project is to prevent suicide of students attending CF, and their family members. The objectives are: 1) Develop a college advisory committee that will assist and advise in the creation of a campus wide response protocol to manage the acutely distressed or suicidal student; 2) Increase the amount of training to Central Florida College students, faculty and staff on suicide prevention and mental health awareness; 3) Increase collaboration among College of Central Florida, Bay Care Behavioral Health Center, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), and other community partners to convey the message that suicide prevention is a community responsibility; 4) Increase the promotion of the National Suicide Prevention Line; 5) Present educational seminars and informational materials to College of Central Florida students, faculty, staff, and family members on suicide prevention, identification and reductions of risk factors such as depression and substance use/abuse; and 6) Increase help seeking among College of Central Florida students and reduce the stigma attached for seeking help for mental and behavioral health issues among our students. This project will allow the college to develop and implement an infrastructure that will promote education and awareness, incorporating the philosophy that it is everyone's responsibility to be knowledgeable on suicide awareness, know the signs-and-symptoms, strategies to dealing with and know the resources to use, if an occurrence occurs. It is estimated that a minimum of 800 students, faculty and staff and family members will receive formal education/training annually on suicide prevention and mental health issues.


Grantee: COUNTY OF ALACHUA
Program: CABHI
City: GAINESVILLE
State: FL
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 SM063339-01
Congressional District: 3
FY 2017 Funding: $800,000
Project Period: 2017/09/30 - 2020/09/29

Alachua County CABHI


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