Contact: Wendy Hensley
Today, Comprehensive Healthcare announced that they were awarded a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grant in Walla Walla for a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) in the amount of $1 million.
Within the parameters of the grant and with the use of allocated funds, Comprehensive Healthcare will be able to increase access to services for individuals with serious mental illness and substance use disorders throughout Walla Walla County.
“We were awarded these funds because we have a strong continuum of care, which is a requirement organizations must have in place order to compete for this grant,” said Jodi Daly, Ph.D., President and CEO of Comprehensive Healthcare. “This award is a result of our proven positive outcomes and reputation among others in the industry and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).”
While the award of these funds is specific to Walla Walla County, Comprehensive Healthcare had previously been awarded a 2-year expansion grant in Yakima that was used to renovate the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) clinic and has since increased capacity for those seeking substance use treatments throughout the Yakima County area. This work also helped solidify the processes and procedures necessary to adhere to the CCBHC standards. Armed with that knowledge and these additional funds, Comprehensive Healthcare is poised to bring positive change to Walla Walla County.
The approved statement of work allows Comprehensive Healthcare to plan for the following outcomes:
- Decrease the readmission rate for individuals discharged from a psychiatric inpatient treatment facility
- Increase the number of crisis follow up services
- Improve timely access to active treatment by decreasing the number of days from intake evaluation to the first treatment appointment
- Increase staff training and knowledge for underserved and/or marginalized populations
“With over 9 years of experience in Walla Walla County and over 50 years of experience as a community mental health clinic in Washington State, Comprehensive Healthcare has a strong foundation that can tackle these challenges”, Daly said. “We’re looking forward to what’s ahead not only for our agency but the community as well. This grant will assist us in building a vibrant, healthy Walla Walla community for years to come.”
To learn more about the CCBHC Grant, you can visit samhsa.gov, or visit Comprehensive Healthcare’s website at compch.org
About Comprehensive Healthcare: As one of largest behavioral health organizations in the state of Washington, Comprehensive Healthcare serves clients in six counties throughout south-central Washington. Comprehensive Healthcare is a Joint Commission accredited organization, providing compassionate, individualized behavioral healthcare since 1972. As a non-profit organization, Comprehensive Healthcare is dedicated to delivering high quality, evidence-based services to individuals, families and organizations.