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MS Discretionary Funding Fiscal Year 2017

Center: SM

Grantee: CITY OF JACKSON
Program: SOC Implementation
City: JACKSON
State: MS
Grant Award Number: 5 U79 SM061630-04
Congressional District: 3
FY 2017 Funding: $848,162
Project Period: 2014/09/30 - 2018/09/29

This project has a twofold purpose: 1) To implement a 2013 strategic plan to build a comprehensive statewide System of Care (SOC) for children birth to five and their families, using statutorily authorized bodies and processes already in place, and 2) To pilot the services and supports outlined in the plan in Jackson, MS, with the goal of improving the social and emotional functioning of children served in the City's Child Development Centers and Head Start programs. The investment of time and resources in the development of an effective system of care for children birth to 5 and their families has the potential to repay investors at a higher rate than virtually any other investment of public resources.


Grantee: COMMUNICARE
Program: SOC Expansion and Sustainability Coop
City: OXFORD
State: MS
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM063400-02
Congressional District: 1
FY 2017 Funding: $999,102
Project Period: 2016/09/30 - 2020/09/29

North Mississippi Commission on Mental Illness/Mental Retardation, which serves Region II in North Mississippi (d.b.a. Communicare) and partners will expand, integrate and sustain the SOC project for Region II, serving Lafayette, Marshall, Panola, and Yalobusha counties in Mississippi to improve mental health outcomes for children, youth, adolescents (ages 0-21 with SED) and their families. The project creates sustainable infrastructure and services that are required as part of the SOC Expansion and Sustainability Cooperative Agreement and expands services to include more partners and more points of intercept to enable more children and youth to be served.


Grantee: DESOTO COUNTY, MS BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Program: SOC-Expansion and Sustainability
City: HERNANDO
State: MS
Grant Award Number: 5 U79 SM062466-03
Congressional District: 1
FY 2017 Funding: $983,474
Project Period: 2015/09/30 - 2019/09/29

The NFusion Desoto project will serve an average 100 participants annually over the 4-year implementation period, or a total of 400 youth and young adults, ages 12-21, with a serious emotional disturbance (SED) who have a transition need including but not limited to; transitioning from child mental health services to adult mental health services and/or from an institutional setting to the community. Desoto County will administer the project, develop a cross-agency infrastructure and integrated system of care, and ensure national and local evaluation of performance is conducted. The project goals are to: 1) Expand community capacity to serve transitional age youth; 2) Provide a broad array of accessible and coordinated services/- supports; 3) Ensure individualized, managed care; 4) Plan, deliver, and evaluate these services with the full participation of families and youth in a culturally and linguistically sensitive manner; and 5) Facilitate broad-based, sustainable systemic support for the target population.


Grantee: HINDS COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Program: SOC Expansion and Sustainability Coop
City: JACKSON
State: MS
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM063428-02
Congressional District: 3
FY 2017 Funding: $811,243
Project Period: 2016/09/30 - 2020/09/29

The NFusion Metro System of Care improves behavioral health outcomes for children and youth (birth-21) with serious emotional disturbances (SED) and those with early signs and symptoms of serious mental illness (SMI), including first episode psychosis (FEP), by enhancing and expanding trauma-informed evidence-based practices for children, youth and families served. The proposed project further advances lessons learned and replicate the state's NFusion model in Hinds county building a recovery-infrastructure for youth and families. (1) developing strategies to eliminate disparities; (2) facilitating collaboration between the SOC Interagency Council and legislatively mandated statewide councils; (3) promoting flexible local resources; and (4) developing a clear cross- agency strategic plan. Evidence-based expansion services include: Trauma-Focused CBT, Youth Mental Health First Aid, intensive care coordination utilizing the Wraparound approach, intensive in-home services; expanded in-home and community-based services, mobile crisis response and stabilization services; peer services (parent and youth support services) and respite services.


Grantee: HINDS COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH COMMISSION
Program: AOT
City: JACKSON
State: MS
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM063548-02
Congressional District: 2
FY 2017 Funding: $700,000
Project Period: 2016/09/30 - 2020/09/29

The Hinds County Mental Health Commission (d.b.a. Hinds Behavioral Health Services), court and community providers will implement and evaluate the Assisted Outpatient Treatment program delivering evidence-based practices to reduce the incidence and duration of psychiatric hospitalization, homelessness, incarcerations, and interaction with the criminal justice system, while improving the health and social outcomes of individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) and their families. Project Name: Assisted Outpatient Treatment. Population(s) served: Adults (18 years and older) and their families, who reside in Hinds County, are diagnosed with SMI and in need of court-ordered outpatient treatment. Evidence-based services: AOT, Motivational Interviewing, Stages of Change, Person-Centered Treatment, Seeking Safety, Wraparound/Full Service Partnership, peer/family supports, recovery coaching, Crisis Intervention Training, cultural competency cross-systems training and Mental Health First Aid training. Project Goal: Implement culturally competent, trauma-informed, multi-disciplinary community-based outpatient mental health treatment team services to individuals with SMI and their families with a flexible, continuous quality improvement approach utilizing court intervention, person-centered case management, systems navigation and evidence-based practices and programs delivered in the most fully-integrated and least restrictive environment. Number to be served. 75 per year, 300 across four-years.


Grantee: MISSISSIPPI STATE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH
Program: SYSTEM OF CARE
City: JACKSON
State: MS
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 SM080139-01
Congressional District: 3
FY 2017 Funding: $2,772,213
Project Period: 2017/09/30 - 2021/09/29

Crossover Xpand System of Care Project The Mississippi Department of Mental Health (MS DMH) is proposing to expand current and graduated System of Care (SOC) programs in two jurisdictions served by Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources and Weems Community Mental Health by prioritizing underserved children and youth who are involved in the child welfare/advocacy system and/or the juvenile justice system, referred to as “crossover youth,” and those at risk for becoming crossover youth, and their families. The priority children and youth will have a diagnosed serious emotional disorder (SED), co-occurring disorder (COD), or first episode of psychosis (FEP), be ages 3 -21, reside in Forrest, Jones, Lauderdale, or Marion Counties in Mississippi, and be involved with child protection services and/or juvenile justice, or be at risk for involvement. We intend to redesign service systems at the county level to identify and intercede at strategic intercept points within the systems of care. Targeted case managers will be integrated within primary care, child welfare, youth court, schools, detention centers, and child advocacy centers to provide universal screening and assessments, service system navigation, and trauma-informed mental and behavioral health care. A family nurse practitioner will be integrated into several mental health sites to provide brief primary care interventions. We hope to create a paradigm shift by redesigning the service approach to incorporate the SOC philosophy and use wraparound principles, including coordinated, community-based, comprehensive, trauma-informed, and integrated services that are youth guided and family driven, as well as culturally and linguistically competent. The goals of Crossover Xpand SOC are: 1) to expand Mississippi’s SOC by targeting at risk and crossover youth (ages 3-21) with SED/COD/FEP and their families and expanding integrated care with evidence-based interventions; 2) to increase awareness of, and community commitment to, the mental health issues of at risk and crossover youth; 3) to improve organizational and systemic capacity to serve at risk and crossover youth with SED/COD/FEP across five levels of care; 4) to expand youth and family roles as full and equal partners within an integrated system of care; and 5) to use continuous quality improvement to drive and sustain effective service delivery for replication. Crossover Xpand SOC will annually engage a minimum of 100 at risk or crossover youth, for a total of 400 youth over the entire project period. Other objectives include improving time to engage youth by integrating services at strategic intercept points, expanding access to care, and creating a skilled trauma-focused workforce.


Grantee: PINE BELT REG MENT HLTHCARE RESOURCES
Program: AOT
City: HATTIESBURG
State: MS
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM063537-02
Congressional District: 4
FY 2017 Funding: $652,514
Project Period: 2016/09/30 - 2020/09/29

Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources (PBMHR) is a community mental health center in southern Mississippi serving a 9-county catchment area. PBMHR is proposing to implement an AOT program in order to benefit adult individuals with SMI who are in need of continual psychiatric care in order to prevent relapse, hospitalization, and/or dangerous behavior and who have difficulty complying with treatment without assistance. The typical candidate for AOT will have a history on non-adherence to their medical regimen due to a neurological syndrome, anosognosia. This syndrome impairs the individual's ability to recognize his/her mental health symptoms, leading to a rejection of the need for treatment. The candidate for AOT will have refused voluntary treatment; is experiencing a health detriment due to this decision; and will be able to function appropriately in the community when compliant with AOT services. Additionally, Mississippi law requires that at least one or both standards be met: 1) the individual demonstrates himself to be an immediate physical danger to self or others; and/or 2) or is gravely disabled and unable to care for himself by virtue of mental illness. The purpose of the Pine Belt AOT Program is to establish and implement a routine, systematic response to outpatient commitments (OPC) in two counties in southern Mississippi in order to reduce the negative consequences associated with untreated serious mental illness and inform knowledge regarding assisted Table 3 links the goals and objectives we intend to achieve.


Center: SP

Grantee: HANCOCK RESOURCE CENTER
Program: DFC
City: WAVELAND
State: MS
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SP021628-02
Congressional District: 4
FY 2017 Funding: $125,000
Project Period: 2016/09/30 - 2021/09/29

The coalition will prevent and reduce youth substance use by implementing the following strategies:
community and family education, school programs and advocacy; provide information to educate the community about the danger of taking someone else's prescription; alert parents to secure medications in the home, and share survey data on the usage; build skills by teaching parents and community members to conduct environmental scans in homes to recognize ease of access; provide support to change policies, limit access, redesign of packaging "missing" medications more noticeable, and create incentives and disincentives for abuse; community coalition will be working in collaboration with local law enforcement, libraries, school district, churches, and the county board of supervisors to bring community awareness through school events, law enforcement fairs, community health fairs and policy.


Grantee: MISSISSIPPI STATE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH
Program: SPF-PFS
City: JACKSON
State: MS
Grant Award Number: 5 U79 SP020786-03
Congressional District: 3
FY 2017 Funding: $1,648,188
Project Period: 2015/09/30 - 2020/09/29

Mississippi's PFS grant project, the MS Prevention Alliance for Communities and Colleges aims to alter alcohol and prescription drug consumption patterns, consequences, and risk and protective factors by funding up to seven Community Prevention Coalitions. Mississippi's effective implementation of the SPF SIG and SPF PFS II leaves the state poised to enhance its prevention services, workforce, and infrastructure through SPF PFS 2015.


Grantee: SR1
Program: DFC
City: RIDGELAND
State: MS
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SP020614-04
Congressional District: 3
FY 2017 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: The Coalition will work with the communities to establish a Policy Change Advocacy Group; will enhance the capacity of Coalition Members; will create and maintain Neighborhood Drug Free Zone Task Teams; will create social marketing campaign; will designate Community Drug Free Safe Zones; disseminate accurate and culturally competent information; and provide alcohol prevention training.


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