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UT Discretionary Funding Fiscal Year 2016

Center: CMHS

Grantee: CHILD AND FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER OF CACHE COUNTY, INC.
Program: NCTSI III
City: LOGAN
State: UT
Grant Award Number: 1 U79 SM063175-01
Congressional District: 1
FY 2016 Funding: $400,000
Project Period: 2016/09/30 - 2021/09/29

The Trauma Program for Families in Northern Utah will provide evidence-based and trauma informed treatment to children and families. Participants will include children, ages 0-11, and their families who have suffered trauma. Outreach will be specifically extended to military and refugee families.

The Child & Family Support Center of Cache County Inc. (doing business as The Family Place) has a mission to strengthen families and protect children. The goal for this project is to provide and increase access to effective trauma-focused treatment and services systems for children and their families who experience traumatic events throughout our community.

To achieve this goal, the proposed project will implement an Attachment, Regulation, and
Competency (ARC) framework for trauma intervention in the following strategies: (1) a therapeutic child center, (2) home visits, (3) group therapy, and 4) community training to local leaders.

Measurable outcomes will include reduced trauma symptoms, an increase in trauma-informed services, strengthened family relationships, and becoming a trauma-informed community.

The Family Place anticipates screening 1,000 participants a year for trauma, with 500 of them receiving trauma-informed mental health assessments. The Family Place anticipates enrolling 75 participants in the first and last year and 100 participants per year for years 2 through 4 in evaluation activities to understand the effect of evidence-based trauma treatment on participants. During the 5-year program, approximately 5,000 children will be screened for trauma, and of those screened, 2,500 will receive trauma-informed mental health assessments and treatment in their preferred modes. By the end of the grant, 450 children and their families will participate in project evaluation activities to understand the effect of evidence-based trauma treatment on their ongoing relationships, mental health functioning, and recovery after trauma.


Grantee: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
Program: NATIONAL CHILD TRAUMATIC STRESS INITIATIVE (NCTSI) - CATEGORY II, TREATMENT AND SERVICE ADAPTATION (TSA) CENTERS
City: SALT LAKE CITY
State: UT
Grant Award Number: 1 U79 SM080000-01
Congressional District: 2
FY 2016 Funding: $600,000
Project Period: 2016/09/30 - 2021/09/29

The University of Utah and Primary Children's Center for Safe and Healthy Families are collaborating on the project, Pediatric Integrated Post-Trauma Services: an Evidence Based Care Process Model for Pediatric Traumatic Stress. The purpose is to develop and disseminate clinical algorithms and tools for medical providers to detect, assess and manage traumatic stress, facilitating timely treatment and referral and minimizing the misuse of medication. The area of trauma focus is Injuries and Medical Problems/Health Care Settings/Integrated Care. The project goals include 1) Develop an Evidence Based Care Process Model (EB-CPM) and decision support tools for pediatric traumatic stress; 2)Implement and assess pediatric traumatic stress EB-CPM for front line healthcare providers in primary care and children's advocacy centers; and 3) Provide national leadership on the use of care process models in trauma exposed children. In order to accomplish these goals, we will compile, synthesize and critically assess evidence for treatments of pediatric traumatic stress pertinent to front line medical providers, use a modified Delphi process to guide clinical decision points for which there is an absence of evidence, and create a pediatric traumatic stress assessment and management algorithm for front line providers,including decision support tools that will be piloted and implemented within primary care and children's advocacy center settings. This will allow us to measure the impact of EB-CPM on management of pediatric traumatic stress and identify facilitators and barriers to implementation. Additionally, we will lead a NCTSN work group on revising and disseminating care process models, including sustainability strategies for evidence based care and the use of psychotropic medication in trauma exposed children. Furthermore, we will engage outside the network with national pediatric healthcare provider organizations including the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy o


Grantee: UTAH STATE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
Program: Healthy Transitions
City: SALT LAKE CITY
State: UT
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM061974-03
Congressional District: 2
FY 2016 Funding: $1,000,000
Project Period: 2014/09/30 - 2019/09/29

The Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH) will implement the Utah Transition Youth Empowered to Succeed (UT YES) to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people age 16-25 with, or at risk of, developing a serious mental health condition through quick and easy access to high quality and coordinated services. Implementation sites are six rural counties in Utah: Carbon, Emery, Grand, Daggett, Duchesne, and Uintah Counties, including the Uintah and Ouray reservation of the Ute Indian Tribe. Through a coordinated state and local service system, UT YES will provide outreach, early identification, engagement, early intervention, treatment, and transition facilitation services. The service model to be implemented is Wraparound and recovery support services, including supported employment, supported education and peer support services.


Grantee: UTAH STATE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
Program: PBHCI
City: SALT LAKE CITY
State: UT
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM062435-02
Congressional District: 2
FY 2016 Funding: $600,000
Project Period: 2015/09/30 - 2018/03/29

The CABHI States - Enhancement Grant (CABHI S-E) will assist Utah in our efforts to enhance services to veterans who experience homelessness or chronic homelessness, and other individuals (non-veterans) who experience chronic homelessness with substance use disorders, serious mental illnesses or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders (target population), through evidence based practices. The CABHI S - E will fund the enhancement of the evidence-based Assertive Community Outreach Treatment (ACOT) Teams. ACOT teams will implement Evidence-Based and Evidence Informed Practices, including the Trauma Informed Approach and Motivational Interviewing, to deliver street outreach, wrap-around treatment and recovery services, and Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) to serve an additional 29 individuals annually and 58 individuals over the life of the project. CABHI S - E funds will be used to support infrastructure development through building on the State Homeless Coordinating Committee by enhancing existing partnerships and update the current State Plan. Other infrastructure developments include hiring a full-time SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) Specialist to help streamline the SOAR application process in Utah, and hire a part-time State Supported Employment Specialist for CABHI to enhance employment outcomes for CABHI participants. CABHI S - E funds will also be used to support community-based services through providing additional funding to current ACOT teams, as well as adding a new ACOT team in Salt Lake County and increasing the number of individuals served in each county.


Grantee: UTAH STATE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
Program: AOT
City: SALT LAKE CITY
State: UT
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 SM063545-01
Congressional District: 2
FY 2016 Funding: $750,000
Project Period: 2016/09/30 - 2020/09/29

Utah will develop and implement the Utah Assisted Outpatient Treatment Program (U-AOT) in two Local Mental Health Authorities, by developing a system of coordination and communication across community services, and the provision of a combination of Evidence Based treatment and support services. The population of focus will be adults with serious mental illness who are on civil commitment, with poor treatment compliance, and a history of multiple hospitalizations and/or incarcerations. Goal 1: Demonstrate that AOT will result in improvement of treatment outcomes for adults with SMI, under civil commitment, with a history of treatment non-compliance. Individuals receiving AOT will decrease service/system utilization. Goal 2: Establish and implement Assisted Outpatient Treatment in two communities (Davis Behavioral Health and Weber Human Services) within Utah. The AOT Program will be characterized by the enhanced relationships, communication, and coordination for in-person, legal, electronic and functional exchanges with the courts, police, hospitals and other community partners. Staff will be trained in each community in the AOT model of treatment. Nationally recognized training curricula for EBPs will be integrated into target communities. Goal 3: Establish and strengthen the necessary infrastructure to maintain and expand AOT throughout Utah, and to increase the number of individuals with serious mental illness who receive sufficient services and supports to remain in the community. An Assisted Outpatient Treatment Steering Committee (AOTSC) will be established at the State Level and the AOTSC will create a Strategic Plan for ongoing community AOT services. Goal 4: Collection and analysis of program data, with results used to modify program and maximize effective strategies. Program data will be collected and analyzed in target communities with intent to generalize data collection process and lessons learned state-wide.


Grantee: UTAH STATE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
Program: Supported Employment Program
City: SALT LAKE CITY
State: UT
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM061660-03
Congressional District: 2
FY 2016 Funding: $800,000
Project Period: 2014/09/30 - 2019/09/29

The Utah Supported Employment Transformation Project (SETP) will develop and implement the Supported Employment Transformation Project (SETP) utilizing the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) evidence based supported employment model to full fidelity. A primary component of this project will include forming a multiagency coordinating committee that will develop and implement a collaborative sustainable funding initiative to expand and maintain robust Supported Employment Services in Utah. This project will initially provide Supported Employment services to adults with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance abuse conditions, coordinated by two Local Mental Health Authorities (LMHAs) across urban and rural communities.


Grantee: UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY
Program: NITT-AWARE-C
City: LOGAN
State: UT
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM062861-02
Congressional District: 1
FY 2016 Funding: $102,694
Project Period: 2015/09/30 - 2018/09/29

The NITT-AWARE-C Davis County Empowering our Leaders Program (NITT-AWARE-C Davis County) will expand to help the 36,596 County adolescent youth, ages 12-18, achieve positive behavioral health. At least 2,000 youth will participate in community events or other awareness activities that promote positive behavioral health by December 21, 2018. The Davis HELPS (Health Education and Law Enforcement Programs) Coalition will be the NITT-AWARE-C Davis County program's advisory and leadership team and will be the guide for achieving our goal of reducing suicide deaths in Davis County from 14.3 deaths to 10.2 deaths per 100,000 population by the year 2020. (Healthy People 2020 Target) Another goal is to decrease the number of Davis School District students in grades 8, 10, and 12 who had K6 scores of 12 or more indicating psychological distress and need for mental health treatment from 16.8% in 2013 to 13.8% in 2019. Individuals from the Davis HELPS coalition agencies will be trained as Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) Instructors and teach monthly YMHFA training classes to Davis County youth-serving adults. Each class will train 25 YMHFA "First Aiders". Twelve trainings will be held, 9 in English and 3 in Spanish to meet our goal of training 300 YMHFA "First Aiders" in year one. In years two and three 375 youth-serving adults will be empowered with YMHFA through 12 trainings held in English and three held in Spanish.


Grantee: VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA, INC. D/B/A VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA UTAH
Program: PBHCI
City: SALT LAKE CITY
State: UT
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 SM062336-01
Congressional District: 4
FY 2016 Funding: $1,600,000
Project Period: 2016/09/30 - 2020/09/29

Volunteers of America, Utah (VOA Utah) is a human services nonprofit organization located in Salt Lake City whose mission is to reach and uplift those in greatest need. VOA Utah provides outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment, homeless services and transitional housing, counseling for survivors and perpetrators of domestic violence, primary care, child care, and other recovery supports. With this project Volunteers of America aims to improve the physical health status and overall wellness of adults with serious mental illness (SMI) living in Salt Lake County, Utah. This will be accomplished through a partnership with the Utah Department of Health's Health Clinics of Utah. Health Clinics of Utah currently has a primary care clinic onsite of VOA Utah's Cornerstone Counseling Center (the community mental health center). Basic primary care services are delivered to Cornerstone's clients one day per week. With PBHCI funding, the partners will expand the size, scope and impacts of this medical clinic, progressively increasing the level of integration of behavioral health and primary care services from a current Level 3 to a Level 6 within four years. Via a health home setting, program partners will provide holistic, evidence-based, culturally appropriate, integrated primary health care, mental health and/or substance abuse treatment, care coordination, integrated treatment planning, peer navigation support, prevention and health promotion activities and education, wraparound services, and comprehensive transitional care from inpatient to other settings, including appropriate follow-up, to ensure uninsured and underinsured adults with SMI gain access to care and enhanced opportunity for maximum health. VOA Utah will provide services to 100-150 adults with SMI annually (500 over the four-year grant period.


Center: CSAP

Grantee: NEW FRONTIERS FOR FAMILIES
Program: DFC
City: PANGUITCH
State: UT
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SP020953-02
Congressional District: 2
FY 2016 Funding: $125,000
Project Period: 2015/09/30 - 2020/09/29

The Coalition will prevent and reduce youth substance use by implementing the following strategies: enhance the coalition's internal capacity to sustain active membership and obtain coalition outcomes; increase youth participation in the coalition; change prescription drug use norms; and reduce prescription drug availability.


Grantee: SOUTHWEST BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CENTER
Program: Drug Free Communities Support Program
City: SAINT GEORGE
State: UT
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SP018968-05
Congressional District: 2
FY 2016 Funding: $125,000
Project Period: 2012/09/30 - 2017/09/29

The coalition will prevent and reduce youth substance use by implementing the following strategies:Strategy 1: Recruit local agencies to partner with WCPC to help the coalition accomplish their plans and strategies. Strategy 2: Strengthen the process by which new members j o in the coalition. Strategy 3: Solicit ongoing, formal feedback from members on their experience with the coalition in order to identify areas o f functioning that need improvement. Strategy 4: Organize and carry out eight prescription drug take-back events in three communities throughout Washington County with the goals o f improving community awareness and readiness to address pain p i l l abuse by recognizing the need to dispose o f prescription pills and decreasing the availability o f prescription drugs available to youth. Strategy 5: Facilitate the creation and implementation of an Intermountain Health Care policy requiring 100% o f providers licensed to prescribe narcotics to use Utah's prescription monitoring program (PMP) to identify doctor shoppers and directly educating 50% of prescription narcotic providers in Washington County. Strategy 6: Increase doctor knowledge and prescribing training by educating 50% of prescription narcotic providers in Washington County, through quarterly Physician/Dentist Proper Prescribing Trainings, (using state approved curriculum from the Utah Department of Public Licensing (DOPL)). Strategy 7: Decrease the access o f alcohol to minors and increase police prevention services by increasing the number of alcohol scans by law enforcement by 20%. Strategy 8: By October 2013, increase perception of risk of minor alcohol consumption.


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