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HI Discretionary Funding Fiscal Year 2016

Center: CMHS

Grantee: HAWAII FAMILIES AS ALLIES
Program: Statewide Family Network Program
City: AIEA
State: HI
Grant Award Number: 1 HR1 SM063034-01
Congressional District: 1
FY 2016 Funding: $95,000
Project Period: 2016/06/01 - 2019/05/31

Hawaii Families as Allies, the Hawaii state chapter of the National Federation of Families, will conduct training, provide technical assistance and support, and disseminate information aimed at increasing the involvement of families whose children have mental health challenges in all levels of Hawaii's System of Care. Hawaii Families as Allies will serve the entire state of Hawaii, with the goal of impacting about 200 families over the 3-year grant period. Only with strong, meaningful involvement of the families of youth with mental health challenges can Systems of Care develop high quality services and supports that meet the unique needs of families and result in positive outcomes.


Grantee: HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Program: NITT-AWARE-SEA
City: HONOLULU
State: HI
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM061874-03
Congressional District: 1
FY 2016 Funding: $1,948,290
Project Period: 2014/09/30 - 2019/09/29

HI-AWARE will support three school areas to reorient their three-tiered frameworks towards use of response to intervention for social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. HI-AWARE will focus on expanding evidence-based intervention options and strengthening school-family-community partnerships to make it everyone's shared responsibility to identify youth with SEB challenges and refer them to early intervention. All students in the three school areas will be served each year.


Grantee: HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Program: SOC Expansion and Sustainability Coop
City: HONOLULU
State: HI
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 SM063417-01
Congressional District: 1
FY 2016 Funding: $1,523,715
Project Period: 2016/09/30 - 2020/09/29

While juvenile justice efforts have led to a decreased census at the state's youth correctional facility, there has been an unintended outcome: an increased number of youth sent to out-of-state residential treatment programs. The unforeseen outcome has inspired efforts to better understand the issue and take action to reverse this trend. An expanded system of care including a wraparound program aimed specifically at returning out of-state youth back to their home communities and preventing placement of youth under consideration for out-of-state treatment is urgently needed. Hawaii is well positioned to succeed in this endeavor for a number of reasons. First, this project aims to strengthen and leverage programs already well established in Hawaii. For example Hawaii's Child Welfare Services has a small wraparound program upon which the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division (CAMHD) will build increasing capacity, expanding the targeted population and deploying the service statewide. Moreover, CAMHD employs parent and family partners with lived experience caring for youth in the child-serving system. This capacity will be increased with a wraparound specific skill set in mind. The second major reason for the state's readiness for wraparound is CAMHD's long standing use of evidence-based services including the modularized treatment model using practice elements (Daleiden, 2004). This project's goals are consistent with other recent wraparound efforts involving integrating these very practice elements into the wraparound plan, effectively wedding the strengths of the wraparound planning process with the clinical effectiveness of evidence-based treatment methods (Bruns et. al., 2012).


Grantee: UNITED SELF-HELP
Program: Statewide Consumer Network Program
City: HONOLULU
State: HI
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 SM062999-01
Congressional District: 1
FY 2016 Funding: $95,000
Project Period: 2016/06/01 - 2019/05/31

United Self-Help (USH) proposes to expand its current capacity to serve, support, and advocate on behalf of adults 18 years of age and older across the State of Hawaii with serious mental illness (SMI) or co-occurring SMI and substance use disorders (COD). The Consumer Empowerment Project aims to (1) empower mental health consumers/survivors to successfully advocate for themselves and others, (2) enhance peer specialists' knowledge and abilities to promote effective and quality peer support practices, (3) strengthen the organization's business practices to sustain our infrastructure and legacy, and (4) establish new support groups that are gender-responsive, trauma-informed, and culturally and linguistically relevant. Consumers will gain self-empowerment skills through the establishment and implementation of a leadership and recovery training, through the expansion of peer support groups across the state, through the development of linguistically and culturally relevant outreach and mutual support efforts, and through online support and training for peer support specialists and others professionals in the workforce. USH also proposes to become the first accredited and credentialed consumer-run and -controlled organization in the State of Hawaii, leveraging grant funds, while also building the organization's internal infrastructure to ensure sustainability via organization assessments and performance improvement activities.


Center: CSAP

Grantee: COALITION FOR A DRUG-FREE HAWAII
Program: DFC
City: HONOLULU
State: HI
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SP020359-03
Congressional District: 1
FY 2016 Funding: $125,000
Project Period: 2014/09/30 - 2019/09/29

The coalition will prevent and reduce youth substance use by implementing the following strategies: Provide information through social media, enhance skills through training, and provide support by organizing an annual community-wide event for youth, families and community members to strengthen community; organize a business initiative to increase awareness about Hawaii's Social Host Law; work with youth to conduct a community alcohol availability scan and merchant education to reduce youth exposure to alcohol and advertisements; publically recognize businesses that support reducing and preventing youth access to alcohol and underage drinking; educate youth, community members, legislators, and other decision-makers about the negative impact of marijuana on youth and public health.


Grantee: HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH -- ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE DIVISION
Program: SPF-PFS
City: KAPOLEI
State: HI
Grant Award Number: 5 U79 SP020167-04
Congressional District: 1
FY 2016 Funding: $1,433,481
Project Period: 2013/09/30 - 2018/09/29

Hawaii's SPF-PFS project seeks to improve the quality of life for Hawaiians by continuing to implement the five vital steps of the SPF process to bring about effective prevention strategies and sustainable prevention infrastructures statewide to meet its goal of reducing and preventing underage drinking among persons aged 12 to 20. The project will build and strengthen collaboration among state agencies, stakeholders, and communities statewide concerning substance abuse and its associated consequences.


Grantee: KUMPANG LANAI
Program: Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act
City: LANAI CITY
State: HI
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 SP022029-01
Congressional District: 2
FY 2016 Funding: $47,145
Project Period: 2016/09/30 - 2020/09/29

The coalition will prevent and reduce youth substance use by implementing the following strategies:

Increasing coordination efforts with the community of Lanai's schools, law enforcement agencies, private nonprofit agencies, and federal, state and local governments to build upon the Coalition for a Drug-Free Lana'i (CDFL); and enhance known protective factors and reduce known risk factors associated with alcohol use.


Center: CSAT

Grantee: HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH -- ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE DIVISION
Program: SBIRT
City: KAPOLEI
State: HI
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 TI026663-01
Congressional District: 1
FY 2016 Funding: $1,658,375
Project Period: 2016/09/30 - 2021/09/29

The Hawaii Screening, Brief lntervention and Referral to Treatment (HI-SBIRT) project incorporates SBIRT services into primary care settings across the State. HI-SBIRT estimates that approximately 3,250 screenings, 2,340 brief interventions and 780 brief treatments or referrals to treatment will be completed in year one. The initial settings for HI-SBIRT implementation as a standard practice will be six of the State's Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). These FQHCs serve unique communities at increased risk for health disparities, and include specific subpopulations such as individuals experiencing homelessness, immigrants from Micronesia, individuals with limited English-proficiency, adults with serious mental illness, specific ethnic populations with a disproportionate burden of chronic disease, LGBTQ individuals, and persons with or at risk for HIV/AIDS. As the project progresses, SBIRT practices will expand to 25 smaller non-FQHC primary care practices which will help increase the participant base and further incorporate SBIRT as a standard of primary care at all levels throughout the State. At its closing, the project's impact will be reflected in several key ways including: a higher degree of cross-professional training in SBIRT practices among primary and behavioral health professionals; a more proactive approach to addressing emerging healthcare issues (preventative healthcare) which will decrease the resources needed to treat chronic conditions (reactive healthcare ); defining a concrete referral system for individuals in need of substance abuse treatment that leaves little room for patients to "fall through the cracks;" and expanding the use of health information technology (HIT) to serve a dual purpose of 1) appropriate and timely sharing of vital patient information that better informs decision making at the point of care and 2) increasing and enhancing health data collection in a more cohesive and standardized manner.


Grantee: HILO MEDICAL CENTER
Program: SBIRT- Student Training
City: HILO
State: HI
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 TI026027-02
Congressional District: 2
FY 2016 Funding: $249,304
Project Period: 2015/09/30 - 2018/09/29

The Hawai'i Island Family Health Center (HIFHC) is located in Hilo, Hawai'i and is home to the HHSC Primary Care Training Program which consists of a multi-disciplinary training site for family medicine residents, advanced practice nursing students, pharmacy students, health psychology students, and medical students. The SBIRT Hawai'i project at HIFHC expects to train approximately 50 learners in the first year and upwards of 150 over the 3 year grant award. HIFHC hopes to use SBIRT to create a more formal curriculum for its learners thus expanding pre-existing behavioral health services for the clinic population. Learners who participate in SBIRT training at HIFHC will bring their experience to their home institutions, future job sites and hopefully continue to utilize these skills in future patient encounters. HIFHC serves a diverse population of patients who live in and around Hilo. Project Goals include implementing a new curriculum for teaching about SUDs, delivering SBIRT for the full continuum of substance abuse disorders in an observed training environment, and measuring the effectiveness and quality of training in participating students.


Grantee: UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA
Program: Offender Reentry Program (ORP)
City: HONOLULU
State: HI
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 TI026349-02
Congressional District: 1
FY 2016 Funding: $400,000
Project Period: 2015/09/30 - 2018/09/29

The goal of the project is to pilot a sustainable offender reentry program for sentenced felony probationers (SFP) who are: under the care of the Hawaii Department of Public Safety
(DPS), to be released from the custody of the Oahu Community Correctional Center (OCCC) to a term of probation in Honolulu County, and are in need of community-based substance abuse, mental health, and other recovery support needs. The three objectives are as follows: Objective 1 - Implement an individualized community-reintegration planning (ICRP) process that adaptively responds to SFP offender's unique level of substance abuse intensity, criminogenic risk, mental health and recovery support needs. By achieving this object, the proposed project will enhance the standard reentry process through a Risk/Needs/Responsivity framework that offers a wide-array of services. Objective 2 - Form partnerships with a network of community-based providers of evidence-based, trauma-informed, and culturally-sensitive recidivism-prevention services. Objective 3 - Implement data collection and database management tools that will allow for monitoring treatment fidelity at the provider level, and evaluate treatment outcomes at the offender level. The intended purpose of this project is to both expand and enhance reentry program services in Honolulu County so as to effectively respond to the criminogenic risks and treatment needs of offenders returning to their families and communities. This project, called the Honolulu Offender Reentry Pilot, will serve 156 offenders (52 per year) over the course of 3 years.