4.a.iii Strengthen Mental Health and Substance Abuse Infrastructure across Systems (Focus Area 3)
Project Objective: This project will help to strengthen mental health and substance abuse infrastructure across systems.
Project Description: Support collaboration among leaders, professionals, and community members working in MEB health promotion to address substance abuse and other MEB disorders. MEB health promotion and disorders prevention is a relatively new field, requiring a paradigm shift in approach and perspective. This project will address chronic disease prevention, treatment and recovery, and strengthen infrastructure for MEB health promotion and MEB disorder prevention. Meaningful data and information at the local level, training on quality improvement, evaluation and evidence-based approaches, and cross-disciplinary collaborations need to be strengthened.
PMO: Duane Granston
Community Co-Lead: Debbie Patin, VIP Services
BLHC Co-Lead: Vicente Liz-Defillo, MD
BLHC Co-Lead: Lenny Vincente