2015 – 2017 MHSCC Community Needs Assessment and CHNA Implementation Plan

2015-2017 Community Health Needs Assessment 

Introduction and CNHA Process

Mental Health Services for Clark Co., Inc. doing business as Mental Health Services for Clark and Madison Counties, Inc. is a community mental health agency funded by the ADMH Board of Clark, Greene, and Madison Counties operating a full array of crisis and outpatient services as well as a 16 bed inpatient psychiatric unit. Management staff have participated in the Clark County Combined Health District Health Assessment process coordinated by the Clark County CHNA Stakeholder Group utilizing Wright State University Center of Urban and Public Affairs to survey Clark County adults. Also, a Youth Risk Behavior Survey was conducted to monitor types of health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults.  The community served is defined as Springfield Ohio and the surrounding Clark County region and community input was phone survey during 2012/2013 time period.

External resources were also utilized including the Census American Community Survey, the Ohio Department of Education, the US Department of Agriculture, and the Ohio Department of Health.

Task Force meetings under the CHNA Stakeholder Group were held and the following areas were identified: Substance abuse, healthy births, nutrition, physical activity, smoking cessation, mental health, and chronic diseases.  Community input was obtained with concentration on poor and at-risk populations. 

The following priorities were identified:

  1. Mental Health
  2. Chronic Disease Management
  3. Substance Abuse
  4. Obesity
  5. Healthy Births/Sexuality 

Mental Health

Mental Health issues identified were the first responders ability to intervene in mental health related calls and the goal is to reduce the frequency of service requests and identifying ways to get the most appropriate services for the needs identified.  In addition, for youth through adult population, there is a need to identify depression and possible suicide risk.

Chronic Disease

Problems identified include heart disease, diabetes, and children with asthma. Primary care provider availability has also been determined to be limited for the Clark County region.

Substance Abuse

Fatal Overdoses have increased each year and the community efforts to meet demands are being impacted. Community outreach and education has been determined to be a need in the community.

Mental Health

Areas identified are lack of physical activity and proper nutrition as well as smoking. The CHNA also determined that the community needs to decrease the population of youth using tobacco products and increase awareness regarding use and prevention.

Healthy Births/Sexuality

Education has been identified for decreasing the high percentage of teen births in the community and prenatal care has been determined to be an area for improvement.

Mental Health Services has developed, as part of the goals for the organization, a plan to implement new programming based on the identified MH/SA needs for the community and measure the resources committed and clients served to positively impact the community.

 

2015-2017 Community Needs Assessment Implementation Plan

Mental Health Services for Clark Co Inc., doing business as Mental Health Services for Clark and Madison Counties, Inc. is a private not for profit community mental health agency operating a full array of crisis and outpatient services as well as a 16 bed inpatient psychiatric unit.   Management staff have participated in the Clark County Combined Health District Health Assessment and have used the data to coordinate our implementation plan/goals and objectives for fiscal year 2015.

Community leaders involved in the assessment process were representatives from Springfield Regional Medical Center, community and faith based organizations, and public safety officials. The analysis of community health was broadly defined to include physical health, mental health, substance abuse, as well as support to low income populations.

Needs prioritization

In the process, five strategic priorities were identified:

  1. Mental Health
  2. Chronic Disease Management
  3. Substance Abuse
  4. Obesity
  5. Healthy Births/Sexuality

Mental Health Services Implementation Plan

As a community mental health agency, funded by the ADMH Board of Clark, Greene and Madison Counties, we represent a key function in addressing the mental health needs of the community and also, in collaboration with McKinley Hall, the substance abuse agency in Clark County. We continue to see increasing number of people who enter our services with dual diagnosis of mental health as well as substance abuse issues.  The increased demand for services at the emergency room at Springfield Regional has impacted our staffing of crisis workers to coordinate care to those individuals in crisis.  Mental Health Services is committed to addressing the mental health and dual diagnosis health needs of the community through the goals it has set for the organization.

Mental Health Services Mission Statement

We are a private, not-for-profit comprehensive behavioral healthcare system dedicated to increasing the individual, family and community resiliency through collaboration, integration with primary care and provision of high-quality, cost-effective behavioral healthcare.

Overarching Goals

  1. Quality clinical care
  2. Diverse, efficient, strategic partnerships
  3. Staff engagement
  4. Effective fiscal practice

Community Served

We provide services to residents of Clark and Madison counties as contracted through our funding agreement with the ADMH Board of Clark, Greene and Madison Counties.

Implementation Plan/Addressing the prioritized needs of the community

Enhance quality clinical care by matching treatment to needs.

  1. Timeframe: FY2015

Steps:

     Develop psycho-educational group for dual diagnosis – mental health and AOD

     Develop intensive OP group for AOD & MH clients

     Conduct data driven PI project to determine whether to pursue AOD certification

County Based Implementation Goal/Plan

  1. Mobilize a community coalition to address substance use issues in Clark County.       
  2. Partnering Agencies: McKinley Hall, Springfield Regional Medical Center, MHS, Criminal Justice System, CCCHD
  3. Evaluate efforts for outcomes
  4. Implement effective community prevention programs, policies and practices
  5. Develop a strategic plan that uses data to inform priority strategies
  6. Build prevention capacity by addressing the needs for more professionals, more data capacity and more effective interventions.
  7. Form a committee to review mortality data.
  8. Steps: Assess prevention needs based on epidemiological data. Work toward a central clearinghouse of substance abuse data.
  9. Timeframe: Ongoing