On Tuesday, October 29, the Community Coordination of Care InitiativeWorkgroup reconvened to review early learnings from the recently launched pilot project and discuss strategies to implement 26 recommendations to improve care coordination across the greater Houston area. Click below for an overview of the work shared at the meeting.
This month's NBHP member spotlight is Career and Recovery Resources, Inc. (CRR). We are proud to highlight their work in helping people identify and overcome barriers to employment.CRR provides tiered Employment and Career Development services that help individuals "work" out their best plan to meet their goals, with the outcome of becoming financially stable.
The CRR team has a variety of services that help support life transitions for the recently-released, homeless, veterans, deaf and hard of hearing, and youth populations. They include successfully obtaining a job, earning a GED, vocational skills, computer knowledge and skills, career change support, and startup business classes. Case management, housing navigation, and access to benefits and resources also are available to clients.
Through the Alternative Substance Abuse Treatment Program, CRR offers both group and individual counseling services. Individuals who have come out of the Texas prison system, low-income women with children, individuals needing treatment, and those assigned by the court to get help, not jail time, find effective treatment. Family sessions, support groups, HIV/STI testing, access to PrEP, and AA groups provide a complete service model. Over 62% of the individuals who enter the program complete treatment, build a support system and learn skills to begin a better life.
Noting that Houston is ranked seventh among the top 10 U.S. cities with the largest skills gaps among job seekers, CRR is ready to support change and bridge that gap. To learn more about CRR and their work, visit their website: www.careerandrecovery.org.
Community Family Healthcare Association Conference
NBHPandMental Health America of Greater Houston (MHA Houston)participated atthe Community Family Healthcare Association (CFHA) Annual Conference that took place in Denver, Colorado from October 17-19, 2019. Due to their collaborative work, both organizations were selected to present on "Depth and Breadth: Building Capacity for Coordinated, Comprehensive Care through Collaboration and Collective Impact." NBHP shared the work around the Community Coordination of CareInitiative and how that aligns with recommendations from MHA Houston's Integrated Health Care Initiative for building a sustainable finance model for integrated and coordinated care systems. Presenters at the conference included NBHP Project Manager, Sineria Ordóñez, MHA Houston Chief Operating Officer Alejandra Posada, and MHA Houston Integrated Health Care Initiative Director Kara Hill.
NBHP is pleased to announce two new members to the team! Please join us in welcoming Communities In Schools and Cypress Creek Hospital to the NBHP Network.
Communities In Schoolsis a non-profit organization whose mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
Cypress Creek Hospitalis a fully accredited, 128-bed acute care psychiatric facility that offers a range of inpatient, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient services for adolescents (ages 12 - 17) and adults suffering from mental illness or substance abuse.
For a list of our members and affiliate partners, please visit: Membersand Affiliate Partners. If you are a behavioral health provider interested in joining NBHP, please visit Membership for more information.
The purpose of the Network of Behavioral Health Providers is to provide a forum for the leadership of Houston’s mental health and substance use providers, both public and private, to communicate, coordinate, and collaborate to improve the community’s behavioral health system.