MHP Reaches Key Milestone in Journey Towards Achieving “Gold-Standard” of Mental Health and Addiction Recovery Care
Mental Health Partners (MHP) has reached the next milestone in its journey towards becoming a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC), the “gold standard” in the delivery of mental health and addiction recovery care. This summer, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) completed its review of MHP’s attestation submission and found sufficient evidence MHP is meeting the required criteria for the two-year, $4-milion dollar CCBHC expansion grant awarded to the organization last fall. Mental Health Partners is the first mental health center in Colorado, and only 1 of 52 in the nation, to be awarded this prestigious grant and subsequent attestation.
“MHP clinicians and support staff are dedicated to our mission to provide high-quality, expert mental health and addiction recovery care to everyone who walks through our doors,” said Toni Moon, Director of Population Health Management and CCBHC Implementation Team Lead. “This positive review by SAMHSA confirms this commitment and MHP’s continued journey to enhancing the quality of our Behavioral Health Home model by supporting best practices in care coordination and population health management.”
Last fall, MHP outlined a robust strategy to demonstrate how the organization does, or will, meet the main criteria areas of staffing; access; care coordination; scope of services; quality and other reporting; and organizational authority and governance. Highlights of the strategy that were developed this past year include:
- Increased training in identified evidence-based practices, suicide prevention and intervention models, cultural responsivity
- Enhanced addiction treatment credentialing
- A Community Health Worker program to outreach to military/veteran-serving organizations and the Hispanic/Latinx communities, with an emphasis on persons among these two populations who experience homelessness
MHP is now hiring seven Community Health Workers, four for Boulder County and three for Broomfield County, to support the full Community Health Worker program launch in January 2020. The individuals in these roles are trusted members of their community and usually share ethnicity, language, socioeconomic status and life experiences with the community they are serving. For more information and to apply for these positions, please visit: /www.mhpcolorado.org/about/careers.
For the most current news and updates about the implementation of this grant, please visit MHP’s Community Page atwww.mhpcolorado.org/community or follow us on Facebook (@MentalHealthPartnersCO) and Twitter (@MentalHealthCO).
About Mental Health Partners:
In alignment with our mission – Healing is our purpose. Help is our promise. Health is our passion. – Mental Health Partners (MHP) provides immediate access to expert mental health and substance use care so people can enjoy healthy and fulfilling lives. For more information or to access services, call (303) 443-8500 or visit www.mhpcolorado.org. For emergency assistance with a mental health crisis, please call 1 (844) 493-TALK (8255), text TALK to 38255 or go directly to our 24/7 Walk-In Center at 3180 Airport Rd., Boulder, CO.