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WI Discretionary Funding Fiscal Year 2021

Center: FG

Grantee: GERALD L IGNACE INDIAN HEALTH CENTER
Program: COVID-19 Emergency Response for Suicide Prevention
City: MILWAUKEE
State: WI
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 FG000515-01
Congressional District: 4
FY 2021 Funding: $270,050
Project Period: 2020/06/30 - 2021/10/30

The Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin will address the high rates of mental illness and/or substance abuse/misuse in Native American and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities, as well as the increase in domestic violence during the time of COVID-19, through the implementation of the Milwaukee Emergency Response for Suicide Prevention (MKE ERSP). MKE ERSP will use evidence-based practices supported with highly effective screening and clinical intervention tools to reach more deeply and broadly into the AI/AN community. About 1/3 of the state’s AI/AN population lives in the Milwaukee area, or about 18,239 people. Through prevention education, screenings, community events, outreach and through local AI/AN agencies, the program will reach 1,530 people between June 30, 2020 and October 30, 2021. MKE ERSP will have four overarching goals. Goal 1) Increase the capacity of GLIIHC staff to respond rapidly to attempted suicides or suicidal crises using a Zero Suicide in Indian Country framework. Obj. 1) Between August and September 2020, GLIIHC will review and improve care transition protocols to ensure patient safety for patients at all risk levels for suicide attempts or crises. Obj. 2) Between September and December 2020, train all GLIIHC clinical staff and offer key partner representatives (as COVID-allowable in a telehealth/ video based platform) in the Zero Suicide in Indian Country implementation model, and continue implementing existing evidence-based practices demonstrated to support and promote mental health in a culturally competent way. Goal 2) Ensure that all existing and new GLIIHC Behavioral Health Department (BHD) hires are familiar with and proficient at using the in-house suicide risk rating tools, and that any high-risk patients receive ongoing monitoring. Obj. 1) Provide training in and monitor usage of suicide risk rating tools used at GLIIHC, ensuring consistent usage for all relevant providers in the BHD. Goal 3) Offer ongoing telehealth opportunities for all BHD patients (regardless of suicide risk but providing ongoing monitoring) to receive evidence-based mental health and substance misuse treatment on an outpatient basis, connecting patients to inpatient treatment when indicated. Obj. 1) Offer evidence-based and culturally relevant services ranging from outpatient (telehealth) services to group therapy (telehealth) to family services as well as connections to inpatient treatment resources. Services will be provided virtually by video conference or by telephone. Goal 4) Implement screening tools that will allow GLIIHC staff to better assess patients in the BHD for exposure to family violence/domestic violence, including connecting them to safe shelter when indicated. Objective 1) Update intake/screening tools to screen for family/domestic violence. Objective 2) Identify situations where referrals to safe shelter/housing may become necessary.


Grantee: GERALD L IGNACE INDIAN HEALTH CENTER
Program: Emergency COVID-19
City: MILWAUKEE
State: WI
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 FG000706-01
Congressional District: 4
FY 2021 Funding: $357,536
Project Period: 2021/02/01 - 2022/05/31

Grantee: HO-CHUNK NATION
Program: Emergency COVID-19
City: BLACK RIVER FALLS
State: WI
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 FG000194-01
Congressional District: 3
FY 2021 Funding: $500,000
Project Period: 2021/02/01 - 2022/05/31

The purpose of the project is to improve the Ho-Chunk Nation Behavioral Health Tele-Health Services to provide the highest level of care to individuals identified as requiring comprehensive medical and behavioral health services due to mental health, co-occurring and substance related disorders, whether the symptoms be mild, moderate, or severe. The goals of this project are to assure that we continue to provide services to community members during this COVID-19 pandemic. This funding will allow us to identify and correct existing and future gaps in services, enhance existing high-level integrative services, also to purchase the necessary licenses and equipment so that the behavioral health professional staff can provide tele-health services for the communities served which will improve current outcomes for the population served. We would re-allocate salaries for current staff funded using tribal monies due to the recent Safer at Home that was implemented by Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, and develop a plan for long-term sustainability and growth.


Grantee: ONEIDA TRIBE OF WISCONSIN
Program: Emergency COVID-19
City: ONEIDA
State: WI
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 FG000284-01
Congressional District: 8
FY 2021 Funding: $500,000
Project Period: 2021/02/01 - 2022/05/31

The goal of the Oneida Nation Emergency COVID-19 is to significantly increase screening and assessment of individuals seeking crisis support and interventions due to COVID-19. We will also increase access to comprehensive evidence-based/cultural best practices treatment as identified by SAMHSA and any other BH accreditation bodies consistent with the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health Care (National CLAS Standards).


Grantee: ONEIDA TRIBE OF WISCONSIN
Program: COVID-19 Emergency Response for Suicide Prevention
City: ONEIDA
State: WI
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 FG000380-01
Congressional District: 8
FY 2021 Funding: $799,999
Project Period: 2020/06/30 - 2021/10/29

The goal of the COVID-19 ERSP project is to create a healthy and empowered community by providing culturally-based, trauma-informed suicide intervention, treatment, and prevention across the Oneida healthcare system as well as the entire community. The objectives are: (1) develop and implement a plan for rapid follow-up of adults and adolescents who have attempted suicide or at high risk for suicide; (2) Establish follow-up and care transition protocols to help ensure patient safety among high risk community members in health or behavioral health care settings who have attempted suicide or experienced a suicidal crisis; (3) Provide, or assure provision of, suicide prevention training to community and clinical service providers and systems serving adults at risk; (4) Work across Tribal community departments and systems to implement comprehensive suicide prevention plan; (5) Provide suicide screening, assessment, referral and appropriate clinical treatment services; (6) Provide community recovery supports to assist individuals and household members who have attempted or are at risk for attempting suicide; (7) Provide telehealth options given the current pandemic situation; and (8) Provide enhanced services for community members experiencing domestic violence and their dependents. The Oneida Nation is a federally-recognized tribe located on a semi-rural reservation outside the city limits of Green Bay in northeastern Wisconsin. The City of Green Bay, WI is located at the Reservations' eastern border and lies diagonally in two counties, as well as several local municipalities. The Native American population living on or near the Oneida Reservation is one of the largest in the state of Wisconsin. As of April 2020, there are 17,386 enrolled Oneida members with 7,927 members living on or near the Oneida reservation. For many Native American communities throughout the United States, including Oneida Nation, suicide is a significant health and social concern. According to the Suicide Prevention Research Center (2013), the suicide rate for Native Americans is much greater than the overall U.S. suicide rate. The 2018 National Center for Health Statistics reported that in Wisconsin, suicide is the eighth leading cause of death among American Indian/Alaskan Natives and the second leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 10 and 34. The Oneida Nation Comprehensive Health Division is a tribally run organization comprised of Medical, Dental Pharmacy, Behavioral Health, Optical, Employee Health, Public Health, Environment Health, Skilled Nursing Facility and Purchased and Referred Care. Oneida Comprehensive Health employs 343 staff. Oneida Behavioral Health (OBH) data from April 2018 showed that 66% of OBH patients have co-occurring medical issues and seek services at the Oneida Community Health Center (OCHC).


Grantee: ST CROIX CHIPPEWA INDIANS OF WISCONSIN
Program: Emergency COVID-19
City: WEBSTER
State: WI
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 FG000658-01
Congressional District: 7
FY 2021 Funding: $1,086,266
Project Period: 2021/02/01 - 2022/05/31

Grantee: WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES
Program: Emergency COVID-19
City: MADISON
State: WI
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 FG000717-01
Congressional District: 2
FY 2021 Funding: $2,859,649
Project Period: 2021/02/01 - 2022/05/31

Center: SM

Grantee: COMMUNITY ADVOCATES, INC.
Program: Mental Health Awareness Training Grants
City: MILWAUKEE
State: WI
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 SM084227-01
Congressional District: 4
FY 2021 Funding: $125,000
Project Period: 2021/09/30 - 2026/09/29

Community Advocates Mental Health Awareness Training Project Community Advocates’ Mental Health Awareness Training (CA-MHAT) will focus on Milwaukee County residents who are at risk of experiencing or who experience mental health issues and are under-served by the health system. CA-MHAT will train these individuals as well as their personal networks, human services professionals, and stakeholders. CA-MHAT participants will better understand mental health issues and access resources of their choosing. CA-MHAT will primarily address the mental health needs of low-income African American adults; Spanish-speaking residents; Hmong residents; LGBTQ+ residents; Native Americans; and others in a culturally competent manner to encourage greater understanding of healthy and poor mental health and local resources. We plan to build out a referral network to provide a warm handoff for those requesting additional services. CA-MHAT partners include Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers, Diverse & Resilient, CORE el Centro, Forward Communications, Milwaukee Fire Department, and University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. CA-MHAT plans to train 3,500 individuals over the five years of the grant.


Grantee: GERALD L IGNACE INDIAN HEALTH CENTER
Program: Circles of Care
City: MILWAUKEE
State: WI
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM083023-02
Congressional District: 4
FY 2021 Funding: $309,996
Project Period: 2020/08/31 - 2023/08/30

Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center: Circles of Care Milwaukee


Grantee: GERALD L IGNACE INDIAN HEALTH CENTER
Program: Native Connections
City: MILWAUKEE
State: WI
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM082689-02
Congressional District: 4
FY 2021 Funding: $250,000
Project Period: 2020/07/31 - 2025/07/30

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