Worcester County - 5 Grants

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Grantee Organization: Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services
Focus Area: Behavioral Health
Grant and Amount: 17-005 ($125,000)
Grant Project Description: This two-year grant supports a program to increase access to behavioral health services in a rural and underserved area of the state by expanding the capacity of the organization to hire additional clinical staff. The program will address a current three-month waiting list for clients seeking services. Grant funds will be utilized to pay for the salary of a new clinical psychologist.
Organization Contact Information: gowoyo.org/​   

 

Grantee Organization: Worcester County Health Department
Focus Area: Behavioral Health
Grant and Amount: 14-014 ($600,000)
Grant Project Description: This three-year grant supported a program to improve access to somatic/primary care services for adults who have serious mental illness (SMI) and/or addictions illness. The new unit provides team-based care and access to publicly supported psychiatrists and therapists. Grant funds are being utilized to support staff salaries.
Organization Contact Information: www.worcesterhealth.org    

 

Grantee Organization: Tri-County/Worcester County Health Department. 
Focus Area: Primary Care
Grant and Amount: LHIC 13-003 ($250,000) 
Grant Project Description:  This two-year grant supported a program which targeted diabetes-related hospital ED visits and developed a comprehensive care coordination model to link frequent ED users with  access to primary care services in the community. The model leveraged community partnerships and addresses social determinants of health in the Lower Shore. Grant funds were utilized to develop and implement regional diabetes care management teams to assist diabetic patients in gaining access to a range of health care and social support resource
Organization Contact Information: http://www.worcesterhealth.org/

 

Grantee Organization: Worcester County Health Department. 
Focus Area: Childhood Obesity
Grant and Amount: LHIC 12-002 ($25,000) 
Grant Project Description: This one year grant supported Worcester County Health Department’s efforts to  increase their capacity to address DHMH’s  State Health Improvement Process (SHIP) goals. SHIP focuses on improving population health outcomes and measures every jurisdiction on its performance on 39 population health metrics.
Organization Contact Information: http://www.worcesterhealth.org/

 

Grantee Organization: Atlantic General Hospital
Grant and Amount: 08-021 ($355,000) 
Focus Area: Primary Care 
Grant Project Description: This two-year grant enabled Atlantic General Hospital to open a new behavioral health center to deliver services in an ambulatory care setting, targeting individuals using the hospital's emergency department for behavioral health issues. Grant funds were utilized to support personnel costs and to provide funds for capital improvements to open the new center. They also leveraged and additional $30,000 in private and federal funds to contribute to the sustainability of the program. Atlantic General reported a 30% decrease in emergency room use by patients utilizing the behavioral health care services at the Atlantic Health Center in the one-year after services were initialized.
Organization Contact Information: www.atlanticgeneral.org/     

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