Pocahontas county strategic action plan



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HUMBOLDT/POCAHONTAS COUNTY


STRATEGIC ACTION PLAN
Strategic Planning: FY2010-2012

Due 4/1/2009

Public Hearing Date: 03/30/2009 in Humboldt County and 03/31/2009 in Pocahontas County

The Strategic Planning committees are responsible for developing the three-year strategic plan for Humboldt and Pocahontas Counties. These committees are comprised of consumers, family members, providers, and concerned citizens. The strategic plan describes the county’s vision for its mental health, mental retardation, and developmental disabilities system for the ensuing three fiscal years. The plan lists goals and objectives that are guided by the system principles of choice, empowerment, and community. These goals and objectives reflect the system which the Humboldt/Pocahontas Counties plan to have in place in three years, the steps which will be taken to develop the system, and how progress toward implementation will be measured.


CONTACT INFORMATION:

Humboldt County Members and Affiliations

  • Don Anderson Designated Lead Staff/Family Member

  • Dawn Anderson Consumer

  • Greg Stoebe Humboldt County Magistrate/Family Member

  • Jim Burr Berryhill Center for Mental Health

  • Justin Jones Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc.

  • Clark Lane Family Member/MR

  • Brad Leckrone Wright County Community Services

  • Carl Mattes Humboldt County Supervisor

  • Judy Olson Family Member

  • Pat Tate Westfork Services

  • Alice Warner Pocahontas, Wright, and Humboldt County Advocate
  • Kathy Erickson Humboldt County Service Supervisor



Pocahontas County Members and Affiliations

  • Don Anderson Designated Lead Staff/Family Member

  • Jim Burr North Central Iowa Mental Health Center

  • Charlotte Carlson Family Member

  • Justin Jones Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc.

  • Sharon Manwarren Horizons

  • Jane McCormick Homecare Agency

  • Dee Stern MH/DD Service Coordinator

  • Marilyn Myers Representative Payee

  • Lisa Peterson DHS Case Manager

  • Vince Triggs Pocahontas County Supervisor

  • Alice Warner Pocahontas, Humboldt, and Wright County Advocate



NEEDS ASSESSMENT

Humboldt/Pocahontas County Community Services staff shall meet with the planning/advisory board at a minimum of three (3) times during a fiscal year to review progress toward goals in the strategic plan or to modify goals and objectives listed in the strategic action plan.


This plan has been based on trend and annual report information, evaluation results, surveys, observations. Input was provided by consumers, families, providers, and other stakeholders.
Current Needs:

  1. Transportation- need for flexibility, affordability, and evening and weekend transportation

  2. The need to develop day services that lead to integration and/or employment opportunities.

  3. Need for transitional/crisis beds

  4. Need to educate the public regarding opportunities and struggles within the MH/DD System.

  5. Need to develop individualized funding of supports while controlling costs and maintaining accountability.

Humboldt/Pocahontas County Community Services staff shall meet periodically with service providers to discuss needs or changes in best practice in order to aid in meeting the goals listed in this strategic action plan, and to address planning to assist in dealing with other needs identified.

Humboldt/Pocahontas County will evaluate this information prior to reviewing the next year’s plan of action. Goals may be modified based on the information received. Progress of current goals will be measured to ensure that time lines are being met.
Weaknesses in services or in the managed care process will be addressed, and corrective action will be taken. If needed, a team will be sent out to evaluate the situation and make recommendations that will correct or eliminate the inadequacy.

Records will be kept on the number of appeals that were requested in a year and will be documented in the annual report. Appeal statistics will allow Humboldt/Pocahontas County to analyze what may be lacking in our plan. Consideration to fund and/or provide for these services will be given when reviewing the following year’s plan.


SERVICES CHOSEN

SERVICE

MI

CMI

MR

DD

4x03 Information and Referral

X

X

X

X

4x04 Consultation

X

X

X

X

4x05 Public Education Services

X

X

X

X


4x06 Academic Services

 

X

X



4x11 Direct Administrative.

X

X

X

X

4x12 Purchased Administrative

X

 X

X

X

4x21- 374 Case Management- Medicaid Match.

 

X

X

X

4x21- 375 Case Management -100% County /ISAC Tech. Assist

 

X

X

X

4x21- 399 Other.

 

 

 

 

4x22 Services Management.

 X

X

X

X

4x31- 354 Transportation (Non-Sheriff).


 X

X

X

X

4x32- 320 Homemaker/Home Health Aides.

 X

X



X

4x32- 321 Chore Services

 X

X

X

X

4x32- 322 Home Management Services



X

 X

X

4x32- 325 Respite.

 

X

X

X

4x32- 326 Guardian/Conservator. (Attorney Fees for application only)

 

 X

 X

X

4x32- 327 Representative Payee

 

 X




4x32- 328 Home/Vehicle Modification


 

 

X




4x32- 329 Supported Community Living

 

X

X

 X

4x32- 399 Other Waiver

 

 X

 X

 X

4x33- 345 Ongoing Rent Subsidy.

 

 X

X

X

4x33- 399 Other

 



 X

 X

4x41- 305 Outpatient

X

X

X

X

4x41- 306 Prescription Medication. (must apply for patient assistance—see medication list in appendix

 X

 X

 X

 

4x41- 307 In-Home Nursing


 

X

 X

X

4x41- 399 Other

 



 X

 X

4x42-301 Outpatient Evaluation

X

X

X

X

4x42- 305 Outpatient Therapy

X

X

X

X

4x42-306 Outpatient Med Management

X

X

X

X

4x42- 309 Partial Hospitalization.

X

X

X

X

4x42-307 outpatient nursing/ med. Set-up

X

X

 

 

4x42- 399 Other

 

 

 

 


4x43- Evaluation

X

X

X

X

4x44- 363 Day Treatment Services

 

X




 

4x44- 396 Community Support Programs

 

X

X

 

4x44- 397 Psychiatric Rehabilitation /ACT

 

X




 

4x44- 399 Other

 X





 X

4x50- 360 Sheltered Workshop Services

 

X

X



4x50- 362 Work Activity Services

 

X

X

X

4x50- 364 Job Placement Services.


 

 X

X

X

4x50- 367 Adult Day Care

 

 X

X



4x50- 368 Supported Employment Services

 

X

X

X

4x50- 369 Enclave

 

X

X

 X

4x50- 399 Other Waiver

 

 X

 X

 X

4x63- 310 Community Supervised Apartment Living Arrangement (CSALA) 1-5 Beds

 

X

X

X

4x63- 314 Residential Care Facility (RCF License) 1-5 Beds

 

X

X

 X

4x63- 315 Residential Care Facility For The Mentally Retarded (RCF/MR License) 1-5 Beds


 

 

X

 

4x63- 316 Residential Care Facility For The Mentally Ill (RCF/PMI License) 1-5 Beds

 

X

 

 

4x63- 317 Nursing Facility (ICF, SNF or ICF/PMI License) 1-5 Beds

 

 

 

 

4x63- 318 Intermediate Care Facility For The Mentally Retarded (ICF/MR License) 1-5 Beds

 

 

X

X

4x63- 329 Supported Community Living

 

 X

X

X

4x63- 399 Other 1-5 Beds.

 

 







4x64- 310 Community Supervised Apartment Living Arrangement (CSALA) 6-15 Beds

 








4x64- 314 Residential Care Facility (RCF License) 6-15 Beds


 

X

X

 

4x64- 315 Residential Care Facility For The Mentally Retarded (RCF/MR License) 6-15 Beds

 

 

X

 

4x64- 316 Residential Care Facility For The Mentally Ill (RCF/PMI License) 6-15 Beds

 

X

 

 

4x64- 317 Nursing Facility (ICF, SNF or ICF/PMI License) 6-15 Beds

 

 

 

 

4x64- 318 Intermediate Care Facility For The Mentally Retarded (ICF/MR License) 6-15 Beds

 

 

X

X

4x64- 399 Other 6-15 Beds..

 

X

X

 

4x65- 310 Community Supervised Apartment Living Arrangement (CSALA) 16 and over Beds

 


X

X

 

4x65- 314 Residential Care Facility (RCF License) 16 and over Beds

 

X

X

 

4x65- 315 Residential Care Facility For The Mentally Retarded (RCF/MR License) 16 and over Beds

 

 

X

 

4x65- 316 Residential Care Facility For The Mentally Ill (RCF/PMI License) 16 and over Beds

 

X

 

 

4x65- 317 Nursing Facility (ICF, SNF or ICF/PMI License) 16 and over Beds

 

 

 

 

4x65- 318 Intermediate Care Facility For The Mentally Retarded (ICF/MR License)

 

 

X

X

4x65- 399 Other 16 and over Beds..

 

X

X

 

4x71- 319 Inpatient/State Mental Health Institutes


X

X

X

 

4x71- 399 Other

 

 

 

 

4x72- 319 Inpatient/State Hospital Schools

 

 

X

X

4x72- 399 Other.

 

 

 

 

4x73- 319 Inpatient/Community Hospital

X

X

X

 

4x73- 399 Other

 

 

 

 

4x74- 300 Diagnostic Evaluations Related To Commitment.

X

X

X

X

4x74- 353 Sheriff Transportation

X


X

X

X

4x74- 393 Legal Representation for Commitment

X

X

X

X

4x74- 395 Mental Health Advocates

X

X







4x74- 399 Other

 

 

 

 


RATIONALE FOR SERVICES SELECTED: It is believed that the above listed service by diagnostic category will meet a vast majority of consumer needs for those persons Humboldt/Pocahontas County are financially responsible for.


FORSEEN RESTRICTIONS:

Access to services may be restricted in both Humboldt County and Pocahontas County in FY2010 due to shortages in MH/DD funds

This restriction is in place due to an anticipated short fall of funds in Fiscal Year 2010. New consumers requesting services may be placed on a waiting list. It is hoped that proactive reductions in services that exceed current level of need will provide funds to limit this restriction.

Access to services or levels of service may be restricted due to pursuance of least restrictive settings

Some consumers may require emergency services until stabilized or until a provider can be located that is able to provide the supports necessary to allow them to live in a less restrictive community setting. As it is the desire of Humboldt/Pocahontas County that persons live in the least restrictive setting possible this may restrict access to more restrictive placements or cause the county to seek a change in a placement to a less restrictive setting.

Current levels of services may be reduced in anticipation of or due to shortages in funds.

This restriction is in place due to an anticipated short fall of funds in Fiscal Year 2010. Consumers currently receiving services who are requesting additional services may be placed on a waiting list. It is hoped that proactive reductions in services that exceed current level of assessed need will provide funds to limit this restriction.


Service Access or levels may be restricted due to lack of progress.

Persons who have not made significant progress towards their identified outcomes

may have their funds restricted until an alternative provider can be located or

adjustments to their identified outcomes can be made. ICPs will be monitored to

assure goals are measurable and have accurate time frames for achievement.

quarterly progress will be monitored to assure progress is being made. If

progress is not being made, needs will be reassessed and the individuals service will be adjusted accordingly
Service Access or levels may be restricted due to negotiations in rates

At times services or increases in levels of services may be inaccessible due to the negotiation process between Humboldt/Pocahontas County and a service provider. Humboldt County has become a member of the County Rate Information System to assist in the negotiation process.



CRISIS PLAN

Humboldt and Pocahontas Counties will make every attempt to maintain eligibility guidelines and service availability as outlined in its plan. Our ability to do so is contingent on the Iowa Legislature’s appropriating sufficient funds to maintain current eligibility and services to meet projected increases in the number of new consumers and increasing service costs. If sufficient funding is not approved, waiting lists will have to be implemented.

In the event of the creation of a waiting list for funding in one or both counties, consumers placed on the waiting list will be notified. The notification will include the estimated length of time the person may have to wait before funding will be available. Those consumers will be informed that the county is unable to provide the requested services because of inadequate funding.

Consumers on the waiting list will be contacted at least semi-annually and advised of their current status, and any adjustment to the expected time on the list. When funding becomes available, Humboldt/Pocahontas County will determine which individuals will enter the system in accordance with the date placed on the waiting list.
Other possible policies that may be implemented due to full encumbrance of MH/DD funds are as follows:
Should MH/DD funding become fully encumbered and it is anticipated that funds will be fully encumbered into the following fiscal year, service rates and service levels will be frozen to avoid continued service reductions and increasing the wait period for services. As MH/DD funds become unencumbered rates will be evaluated based on cost and rates will be increased to cost or prorated by availability of funding.
The county may eliminate non-mandated diagnostic criteria to reduce expenditure levels. Such changes in county policy will require approval at the state level and will primarily affect persons with developmental disabilities.
Funding will be terminated for persons in ICF/MR facilities who are eligible for Nursing Home level of care. Funding will remain in place for 90 days to allow the County Social Worker or Case manager to secure placement in an ICF or SNF. Persons who are in an ICF or SNF will not be eligible for county MH/DD funds.
County MH/DD funds will not be utilized to fund day programming or vocational programming for person over the age of 65 who live in an RCF, as they are eligible for the Elderly Waiver Program.
MI/CMI clients should be encouraged to access the 23:59 crisis bed prior to commitment.

Persons enrolled under the HCBS/MR Waiver who are requesting S.E. will be required to utilize S.E. under the HCBS/MR Waiver.

EARLY INTERVENTION PLAN:

Indicators/Triggers: When budgeting for a fiscal year, if it is anticipated that the current budgeted level of services will exceed anticipated revenues and use the remainder of any fund balances, it will be assumed that that the following fiscal year may have shortages in funds.
What to Do: In such a case, levels of service will be reviewed and reduced where possible. Increases in levels of service will be monitored and may be placed on a waiting list. Health and Safety will become a priority over Quality of Life in order to acquire less costly placements. These measures may open up funds to new consumer requests in the years ahead and may also eliminate the need for further reductions in levels of service or the use of waiting lists.


HUMBOLDT/POCAHONTAS COUNTIES MANAGEMENT PLAN

PROVIDER NETWORK IN 2009

Humboldt County Provider List

Provider Name

SERVICE

Phone

ALICE WARNER

Mental Health Advocate

(515) 332-5368

BERRYHILL CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH

Evaluation

(515) 955-7171

BERRYHILL CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH

Medication Assistance - Setup

(515) 955-7171


BERRYHILL CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH

Community Support Programs

(515) 955-7171

BERRYHILL CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH

Psychotherapeutic Treatment-Outpatient

(515) 955-7171

BERRYHILL CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH

Med Management

(563) 677-2312

DIAMOND LIFE

Residential Care Facility

(641) 623-5715

DUNCAN HEIGHTS

Residential Care Facility

(515) 923-3337

FRANK LONG

Non-sheriff Transportation-Other

(515) 332-3781

HORIZONS UNLIMITED

Vocational and Day Services

(712) 852-2211

HYVEE FOOD STORE

Prescription Medication

(515) 295-3540

HYVEE PHARMACY


Prescription Medication

(515) 332-5082

KRYSILIS, INC.

Transportation (Non-Sheriff)

(515) 532-3843

LARRY'S PHARMACY

Prescription Medication

(515) 332-1627

MIDAS

Non-Sheriff Transportation-Bus

(515) 573-8145

MITCHELL COUNTY CARE FACILITY

Residential Care Facility

(641) 732-3145

NORTHWOODS LIVING

MR Vocational and Day Services

(515) 573-8243

OPPORTUNITY VILLAGE

Supported Living

(515) 332-6104

OPPORTUNITY VILLAGE

RCF

(515) 332-6104

OPPORTUNITY VILLAGE

Community Based SCL HCBS

(515) 332-6104

OPPORTUNITY VILLAGE


Residential

(515) 332-6104

OPPORTUNITY VILLAGE

MR Vocational and Day Services

(515) 332-6104

STORY COUNTY COMMUNITY LIFE

Residential Care Facility

(515) 233-3510

STORY COUNTY COMMUNITY LIFE

Supported Living

(515) 233-3510

THE PRIDE GROUP

Residential Care Facility

(712) 546-6500

VICKI JENSEN

Supervised Apartment Living

(515) 576-1641

WEBSTER COUNTY COMMUNITY SERVICES

Drop-In Center

(515) 573-1485

WESTFORK SERVICES

Vocational and Day Services

(515) 332-2841

WESTFORK SERVICES

Supervised Apartment Living

(515) 332-2841


WESTFORK SERVICES

Supported Employment

(515) 332-2841

WESTFORK SERVICES

SCL HCBS

(515) 332-2841


Pocahontas County Provider List

ALICE WARNER

Mental Health Advocate

(515) 332-5368

BERRYHILL CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH

Diagnostic Evaluation

(515) 955-7171

BERRYHILL CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH

CSP - Rehabilitative Treatment

(515) 955-7171

BERRYHILL CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH

Medication Assistance – Setup

(515) 955-7171

BERRYHILL CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH

Med Management

(515) 955-7171

BERRYHILL CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH

Emergency Services

(515) 955-7171


BERRYHILL CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH

Outpatient Therapy

(515) 955-7171

BERRYHILL CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH

Prescription Meds

(515) 955-7171

CASS, INC.

Supported Employment Services

(712) 243-2141

CASS, INC.

Transportation

(712) 243-2141

CASS, INC.

Vocational Services

(712) 243-2141

CREATIVE COMMUNITY OPTIONS

Residential

(515) 965-3931 

CREATIVE COMMUNITY OPTIONS

SCL

(515) 965-3931 

CREATIVE COMMUNITY OPTIONS

SCL Waiver - MR

(515) 965-3931 

ECHO PLUS, INC.

Residential

(712) 362-2192 


ECHO PLUS, INC.

SCL

(712) 362-2192  

ECHO PLUS, INC.

SCL HCBS

(712) 362-2192   

ECHO PLUS, INC.

Vocational and Day Services

(712) 362-2192   

GENESIS DEVELOPMENT

Supported Employment Services -

(712) 732-5038 

GENESIS DEVELOPMENT

Vocational Services and Day Habilitation

(712) 732-5038  

GENESIS DEVELOPMENT

SCL HCBS

(712) 732-5038  

HOMESTEAD LIVING & LEARNING CENTER

Vocational and Day Habilitation Services

(515) 967-4369

HOPE HAVEN

Residential

(712) 476-2737 

HOPE HAVEN


SCL HCBS

(712) 476-2737  

HOPE HAVEN

Day Habilitation

(712) 476-2737  

HOPE HAVEN

Vocational Services

(712) 476-2737  

HORIZONS UNLIMITED

SCL HCBS

(712) 852-2211 

HORIZONS UNLIMITED

Residential

(712) 852-2211  

HORIZONS UNLIMITED

Day Habilitation

(712) 852-2211  

HORIZONS UNLIMITED

Vocational Services

(712) 852-2211  

HY VEE Pharmacy

Prescription Meds

(712) 841-4374

POCAHONTAS PHARMACY

Prescription Meds

(712) 335-3119 

SEASON'S CENTER

Outpatient Therapy


(712) 732-3736 

SEASON'S CENTER

RCF

(712) 732-3736 

SEASON'S CENTER

Evaluation

(712) 732-3736  

SEASON'S CENTER

Med Management

(712) 732-3736 

SEASON'S CENTER

Outpatient Physiological

(712) 732-3736  

SEASON'S CENTER

Prescription Meds

(712) 732-3736  

SEASON'S CENTER

Transportation

(712) 732-3736  

SOUTHERN IOWA TROLLEY

Transportation - CMI

(641) 782-6571

SOUTHERN IOWA TROLLEY

Transportation - MR

(641) 782-6571

SUNSHINE SERVICES, INC.

Voc Services

(712) 262-7805


SW IA RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES

SCL

(641) 782-4170 

VILLAGE NORTHWEST UNLIMITED

Vocational Services

(712) 324 4873

WESTFORK SERVICES

SCL HCBS

(515) 332-2841

WESTFORK SERVICES

Day Habilitation

(515) 332-2841

WESTFORK SERVICES

Vocational Services

(515) 332-2841

WESTFORK SERVICES

Residential

(515) 332-2841

Access Points


Access Points have been identified where people can go to enter the MH/MR/DD system. The following are designated access points:

  • Berryhill Center for Mental Health

  • DHS Case Management

  • Humboldt County Case Management

  • Humboldt/Pocahontas County Community Services

  • Humboldt/Pocahontas County Department of Human Services

  • Humboldt/Pocahontas County Clerk of Court

  • Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services

  • State Hospitals




GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

Humboldt/Pocahontas Counties have developed a three year strategic action plan that is guided by the core values of choice, empowerment, and community.


Issue: Funding availability can not be accurately predicted because of state and federal policies and Medicaid uncertainties. To ensure that the greatest number of people are able to receive appropriate supports, we must be able to adapt to funding changes.

1. GOAL


To establish a system of resource and infrastructure management to accommodate demands on the capacity of the system.

Objective 1:

To evaluate and implement a case rate system of payment.


Action Steps:

  • Explore other case rate systems of payment currently being used by counties by 10/1/09

  • Began using case rate system on paper by 12/1/09

  • Collect information about actual expenses vs. case rate by 12/1/09.

  • Implement actual case rate system based upon consumer’s level of functioning and need for services by 1/1/10.

    • All persons will be assessed with the exception of outpatient mental health services or supports that are court ordered.

    • LOCUS and ICAP will be used to make assessment to determine level of need.

  • Adjust case rates at least annually beginning on 7/1/10.


Projected Costs: FY10: 0$; FY11 and FY12: To be determined

Objective 2:


To advocate for the continuation of Medicaid as an entitlement program that provides significant funding for the system, but to advocate for the revision of Medicaid to offer more individualized, flexible, cost effective supports to Medicaid eligible consumers.
Action Steps:


  • Ongoing Monitoring of Medicaid changes.

  • Ongoing Monitoring of state changes in Medicaid Plan and Waivers.

  • Maintain ongoing communication with legislators and stakeholders.


Projected Costs: FY 10: 0$; FY 11 and FY12: To be determined
Objective 3:

To accommodate for growth in the number of consumers accessing services.
Action Steps:

  • Determine annually the number of consumers transitioning from the children’s system.

  • Predict as accurately as possible the number of other new consumers coming into the system on an annual basis.


Projected costs: FY 10: $60,000 in Humboldt County and $50,000in Pocahontas County FY11 and FY12: Additional money each year based upon consumers accessing services
ISSUE: Current employment services do not promote our goal of increased self-sufficiency. Employment services should be redesigned to fit this value. Current employment services are often used as a service to fill a person’s day, and without regard for the cost-benefit ratio of cost of services to income earned. Many of these individuals may benefit from other services or supports. Supports and services should offer choices and opportunities within the scope of a person’s needs and abilities

2. GOAL

Align employment services more closely with our mission, vision, and values.

Objective 1:


Humboldt and Pocahontas County will offer educational, training, and employment services that promote our goal of increased self-sufficiency.
Action Steps:


  • By 7/1/09 Develop an advisory group of various stakeholders including representation from consumers, employment providers, case management, and other service providers to explore methods of defining those who “can progress toward working competitively”, and defining the value of other life enhancing activities for those who can not work competitively.

  • By 9/1/09, the advisory group along with additional members (as identified) will assist in developing an array of services that meet our vision of employment.

  • By 9/1/09, the advisory group will look at exploring non-conventional, non-traditional employment possibilities. The advisory group will also assist in designing services or supports that are meaningful and life enhancing for people considered not to be competitively employable, with an emphasis the overall personal development of individuals.

  • Financial assistance for Supported Employment will continue to be provided in order to increase opportunities for community-based employment.

  • By 10/1/09, providers will pursue enclave or other job-related opportunities such as volunteer positions.

  • Beginning 7/1/09, to continue working with our network providers and Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services to allow for maximum efficiency and effectiveness for our providers, to ensure continuity and purpose of employment services are carried out, and funding options are maximized for services when appropriate.
  • Additional growth of services will be encouraged on an ongoing basis as necessary to add choice, capacity, and varying needs of our consumers.


  • System outcomes and provider outcomes will be reviewed and adjusted accordingly, on a quarterly basis.


Projected Costs: After initial administrative costs, costs will be identified after determining service needs and providers.

ISSUE: Because of the current lack of Psychiatrists and mental health professionals in our rural area, many individuals are having difficulty in accessing timely and readily available services.

GOAL 3:


Humboldt and Pocahontas Counties will remain open to current and future innovations/opportunities to improve services.
Objective: Humboldt and Pocahontas Counties will continue to seek outside opportunities to enhance its support system
Action Steps:

  • Beginning on 7/1/09 there will be ongoing communication with the Berryhill Center for Mental Health to establish and maintain tele-psychiatry sites in each county.

  • Identify and secure tele-psychiatry sites in both counties, by 9/1/09.

  • Tele-psychiatry sites will be established in both Humboldt and Pocahontas Counties by 07/1/10

  • Grant opportunities will be reviewed with the advisory Board, which meets quarterly.

  • Beginning on 7/1/09, Humboldt and Pocahontas Counties will keep up to date on technological advances that will enhance the system, and implement them whenever possible.


Cost: To be determined

ON-GOING SUPPORT GOAL


Information about the Humboldt/Pocahontas County MH/DD System will continue to be readily accessible.

Objective: Provide Ongoing Community Education




  1. Update annually and distribute brochures.

  2. Maintain information on the County Web Sites about the Humboldt/Pocahontas County MH/DD System and related information.

  3. Distribute the Humboldt/Pocahontas County Managed Care Plan in formats accessible to all populations.





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