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KS Discretionary Funding Fiscal Year 2014

Center: CMHS

Program: Campus Suicide Prevention
State: KS
Grant Award Number: 5 U79 SM061465-02
Congressional District: 3
FY 2014 Funding: $78,732
Project Period: 2013/09/30 - 2016/08/31

Donnelly College's Wellness for Life project is a multi-faceted, comprehensive approach to (1) create a climate of wellness for all its students and (2) to train gatekeeper faculty and staff, as well as peer helpers, to identify and refer students with mental health problems and to assist them in seeking help. Additionally, Donnelly will (3) strengthen and formalize its networking infrastructure with area treatment and recovery support services, as well as other agencies and institutions dealing with mental health issues. The holistic approach of our project takes into account the fact that the college years offer a real opportunity to impact mental health of students and eventual graduates throughout their lives. Donnelly intends to undertake a comprehensive approach to wellness, mental health promotion, and suicide prevention.
Programmatic elements of the project include: a)Enhancing the mental health staffing structure. b)Creating/obtaining educational materials on mental health and wellness that are appropriate for Donnelly's unique student body. c)Conducting open-enrollment seminars on wellness and mental health promotion. d)Training 75% of its part-time adjunct faculty to serve as gatekeepers in identifying mental health issues among their students. e)Training 95% of full-time faculty and staff to serve as gatekeepers. f)Training 35 student leaders each year to serve as gatekeepers. Selected members of the student gatekeeper group will serve on a Student Advisory Committee for the project. g)Formalizing relationships between mental health care providers and Donnelly so that students have seamless access to mental health services, including instituting a Partner Advisory Council. h)Creating an emergency response line that will connect student callers with appropriate help both day and night. i)Creating a crisis response plan for the Donnelly campus.

Program: State and Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention
State: KS
Grant Award Number: 5 U79 SM060434-03
Congressional District: 2
FY 2014 Funding: $480,000
Project Period: 2012/08/01 - 2016/01/31

The State of Kansas, through its agent, Headquarters, Inc., commonly known as Headquarters Counseling Center, proposes this initiative to increase and strengthen youth suicide prevention activities statewide, resulting in stronger linkages between youth settings and quality mental health care for suicidal youth between the ages of 10 and 24. The initiative promotes suicide prevention and intervention that enhances local and statewide identification and linkage that will highlight: 1) identifying at-risk youth and assessing access barriers within youth settings; 2) conducting evidence-based prevention interventions within each youth setting to enhance surveillance, linkage and self-referral; 3) promoting the viable connection of the young person to crisis line support and psychiatric care; 4) increasing the availability of mental health professionals trained in reducing suicide risk through evidence-based interventions; and 5) successfully retaining the identified young person in mental health treatment, to the point that meaningful suicide risk reduction has occurred. A state coordinating and resource center and website for youth suicide prevention will be developed. Capacity will be added to the Lifeline service in Kansas. The existing state suicide prevention committee will be expanded in representation and scope, and regional suicide prevention coalitions will be formed, to enhance youth suicide prevention. Consumers, including youth 10-24, families, mental health advocates, and survivors of suicide loss will be included in planning, information enhancement, and reducing barriers to obtaining help. Information exchange will be facilitated by the website and regional meetings. Locations for youth site - mental health provider partnerships will reflect the geographic and cultural diversity of Kansas.

Program: Statewide Consumer Network Grant
State: KS
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM060745-03
Congressional District: 4
FY 2014 Funding: $70,000
Project Period: 2012/09/30 - 2015/09/29

The Kansas Consumer Advisory Council for Adult Mental Health, Inc., (CAC) proposes the project, "Get Healthy, Kansas!" to promote a holistic approach to behavioral health with the outcome of improved health conditions and wellbeing, and reduce serious health disparities for Kansas consumers. Specifically, the "Get Healthy, Kansas!" project will to promote awareness and education; and provide prevention and intervention activities for Kansas consumers with the goals of reducing the incidences of risk factors that could lead to medical conditions such as diabetes, stroke and or cardiovascular diseases and costs associated with hospitalizations and improving mental health outcomes.

Our goals and objectives are designed to enhance prevention and intervention strategies regarding the health concerns and risks that are evident in Kansas consumers. In three years, the CAC would like to see improved awareness and positive member outcomes to lose weight, quit smoking, participation in chronic condition management programs, and other health, fitness, and wellness initiatives resulting in improved overall health status, reduction in doctors and hospital cost, and a sense of increased wellbeing and quality of life.

Project activities will be facilitated by peer specialists, wellness and health champions and the CAC. Activities may include creative engagements and incentives to motivate weight loss, smoking cessation or tobacco use prevention, alcohol and drug management/prevention, health fairs and wellness screenings, walking clubs and aerobics classes, diabetic management and education classes plus relaxation and spirituality groups. In addition, through the project, we will work to develop consensus on standards for health care reform, peer support and programs of the CAC and include local/state levels of agreements, contracts, and memoranda between the CAC and its partners.

Center: CSAP

Program: Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program
State: KS
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SP019773-02
Congressional District: 1
FY 2014 Funding: $125,000
Project Period: 2013/09/30 - 2018/09/29

The coalition will prevent and reduce youth substance use by implementing the following strategies: Enhance Skills through internal capacity building efforts designed to increase the skills and knowledge of coalition members in order to secure promote and sustain prevention services in the community; provide Information designed to engage and re-engage coalition members in the mission and purpose of the coalition; enhance Access and Reduce Barriers by utilizing online scheduling and virtual meeting tools to increase the number of agencies and individuals participating across the county; enhance Access and Reduce Barriers by identifying and recruiting community stakeholders to increase the number of businesses, agencies and individuals supporting the coalitions' efforts and prevention programs across the county; provide Information through public awareness and social norming campaigns; modify and change policies through employing Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol (CMCA); change physical design and provide information through stop social hosting campaigns such as those who host lose the most & project sticker shock; enhance access through educating parents and adults about youth substance abuse through the Power of Parents Program; change Consequences through increased law enforcement presence and enforcement of youth alcohol laws; provide information and enhance skills through the Above the Influence" campaign, change Consequences and Provide Information through education regarding and the importance of enforcement of youth substances abuse laws and penalties; and provide Information through changing and influencing Social Norms with the Life of an athlete program.

Grantee: DCCCA, INC.
Program: DFC
State: KS
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SP016605-05
Congressional District: 2
FY 2014 Funding: $125,000
Project Period: 2010/09/30 - 2015/09/29

The goals of the Coalition are: (1) establish and strengthen collaboration among The New Coalition's partner organizations in support of the community's effort to prevent and reduce substance abuse among youth; and (2) reduce substance abuse among youth in Lawrence, KS, and, over time, reduce substance abuse among adults by addressing the issues in our community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse.

The Coalition will achieve its goals by implementing these strategies:

(1) Form a youth coalition to facilitate substance abuse prevention activities.
(2) Conduct a social marketing campaign regarding alcohol.
(3) Review and recommend school board and city policies related to youth substance use.
(4) Enforce limits on access laws aimed at retailers and others who provide alcohol to minors.

The New Tradition Coalition services Lawrence, KS, an urban area with a population of 88,600.

Program: STOP Act
State: KS
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SP019305-03
Congressional District: 1
FY 2014 Funding: $28,978
Project Period: 2012/09/30 - 2016/09/29

The Marion County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition STOP Act project will directly affect at least 780 persons using strategies including coalition training, youth leadership through SADD, Alcohol Use Mapping, Server-Retailer Training, retailer screening, and community forums in an effort to change polices, norms, and procedures related to youth alcohol use. The project will serve all youth in grades 7 - 12 in Marion County public schools of which 98% are white Caucasian and approximately 35% from low-income families. A newly reorganized coalition will use the SPF foundation of coalition work established with former DFC support. The SAPC STOP Act goal is to prevent and reduce alcohol use among youth in Marion County, Kansas. Objectives include creation of a written one year SAPC strategic plan using the SPF by the end of the first grant year quarter; creation of a 5-year plan using the SPF by the end of the second grant year quarter, and reduction of past 30day use by county youth by 5% from the 2011 rate as measured by the 2013 Kansas CTC survey.

Program: SPF-PFS II
State: KS
Grant Award Number: 3 U79 SP019417-01S3
Congressional District: 2
FY 2014 Funding: $150,000
Project Period: 2012/09/30 - 2016/09/29

Kansas SPF-PFS Initiative to Prevent Underage Drinking

Center: CSAT

Program: SAMHSA Drug Courts
City: IOLA
State: KS
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 TI025019-01
Congressional District: 2
FY 2014 Funding: $191,496
Project Period: 2014/09/30 - 2017/09/29

The 31st Judicial District Adult Drug Court is proposing to expand the drug court capacity to reduce crime and substance use among high risk offenders. We ensure that all participants are identified and assessed; ensure all participants receive targeted research-based services; enhance the provision of recovery support services that prevent recidivism; and lower costs associated with this target population. The 31st Judicial District Adult Drug Court serves high risk/high need male and female non-violent offenders with substance abuse issues. The 31st Judicial District is comprised of Allen, Neosho, Wilson, and Woodson Counties in Kansas and serves a rural population of 42,601. The primary race is 95% Caucasian and 3% Hispanic. Substance abuse treatment and mental health treatment for the population of focus is provided by local agencies throughout the district that provide drug/alcohol treatment services: intensive outpatient treatment, outpatient treatment, group therapy, and relapse prevention. Mental health services include: medical services, outpatient therapy/treatment, case management services, and crisis intervention. The purpose of this grant is to address the gap of providing treatment funds for offenders with no other means of getting the recommended immediate treatment needed to reach successful habilitation. The project will serve a total of 120 offenders over the three year period (20 in year 1, 50 in year 2, and 50 in year 3). Goal 1 - Increase the availability and expand the provision of comprehensive evidence based substance abuse treatment for all male and female Adult Drug Court participants. Goal 2 - Decrease mental, behavioral, and physical health factors frequently associated with substance abuse among all male and female Adult Drug Court participants and enrolled in intensive outpatient treatment. The project will provide comprehensive overdose prevention to 120 offenders enrolled in the intensive outpatient treatment program.