Cross System Collaboration Promotes Access to Health Care


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Presented by: Cindy A. Schwartz, MS, MBA
Project Director and Lourdes Mata, MBA
Continuing Care Coordinator

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  • This has been accomplished by developing collaborative partnerships that maximize existing community resources as well as developing innovative approaches to accessing entitlements/benefits.
  • Cross System Collaboration Promotes Access to Health Care

    1. 1. Cross System Collaboration Promotes Access to Health Care Miami-Dade County, Florida
    2. 2. ELEVENTH JUDICIAL CRIMINAL MENTAL HEALTH PROJECT JAIL DIVERSION PROGRAM <ul><li>Designed and implemented to divert people with serious mental illnesses away from the criminal justice system into community-based treatment and services </li></ul>
    3. 3. MISSION <ul><li>To make jail the last resort for people with severe mental illnesses and co-occurring substance use disorders </li></ul>ama
    4. 4. NEED <ul><li>Miami-Dade County has among the highest percentage of persons with SMI of any urban community in the United States (9.1% or approximately 210,000 people) </li></ul><ul><li>Less than 13% of these persons receive treatment </li></ul>
    5. 5. NEED <ul><li>Although the Miami-Dade County jail has by default become the largest psychiatric institution in Florida, it cannot provide the necessary and appropriate treatment that is required for successful rehabilitation and recovery. </li></ul>
    6. 6. FACTS <ul><li>There are 800-1200 detainees that experience mental illness on any given day at the Miami-Dade County jail. </li></ul><ul><li>This represents approximately 20% of the total inmate population and costs taxpayers millions of dollars annually to manage this population in jail. </li></ul><ul><li>Persons with mental illnesses stay in jail 8 times longer than those individuals without mental illness at a cost of 7 times more. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Pre-Booking CIT <ul><li>36 of 36 Police Departments participate in CIT training </li></ul><ul><li>More than 2,500 officers trained since 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>More than 1,200 CIT officers On Duty throughout Miami-Dade County </li></ul>
    8. 8. POST-BOOKING <ul><li>Originally established to divert nonviolent misdemeanant defendants with SMI and possible co-occurring substance use disorders </li></ul><ul><li>Program expanded to serve defendants that have been arrested for less serious felonies and other charges as determined appropriate </li></ul>
    9. 9. Cross System Collaboration <ul><li>Judges </li></ul><ul><li>The Court </li></ul><ul><li>Public Defender </li></ul><ul><li>State Attorney </li></ul><ul><li>Law Enforcement </li></ul><ul><li>Consumers and Families </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Corrections </li></ul><ul><li>Mental Health Providers </li></ul><ul><li>Social Security </li></ul><ul><li>Foundations </li></ul><ul><li>DCF </li></ul>Ama
    10. 10. Successful Community Re-Entry and Recovery <ul><li>Individuals voluntarily agree to services and are assisted with linkages to a comprehensive array of community-based treatment, support, and housing services </li></ul><ul><li>The CMHP utilizes the APIC Model to provide transition planning for all program participants </li></ul><ul><li>Upon stabilization, legal charges may be dismissed or modified in accordance with treatment engagement </li></ul>
    11. 11. Immediate Access <ul><li>Provide linkage to the necessary treatment and supportive services: </li></ul><ul><li>Treatment </li></ul><ul><li>Medication </li></ul><ul><li>Housing </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Entitlements </li></ul>ama
    12. 12. PEER SPECIALISTS <ul><li>Due to their life experience they are uniquely qualified to perform the functions of the position. </li></ul><ul><li>Peer support specialists work as members of the jail diversion team. </li></ul><ul><li>Primary responsibility is to assist jail diversion participants with community re-entry and engagement in continuing treatment and services </li></ul>
    13. 13. GAP FUNDING <ul><li>Interim Assistance Agreement between Miami-Dade County and SSA </li></ul><ul><li>Designed to provide assistance for the period between application and approval of SSI/SSDI benefits. </li></ul><ul><li>Funding for services provided will be reimbursed to the County when the individuals are approved and receive social security benefits. </li></ul>Cas
    14. 14. SSI/SSDI OUTREACH ACCESS RECOVERY (SOAR) <ul><li>An approach that was developed to access and expedite social security entitlements for Individuals that are homeless and mentally ill </li></ul><ul><li>Gap Funding in combination with SOAR will improve diversion efforts to community-based treatment and services upon discharge from jail </li></ul>Cas
    15. 15. A ssess the Individual Served <ul><li>Face to face contact by JDP Case Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Needs Assessment includes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Housing (73% homeless at time of arrest) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Treatment: mental health, substance abuse, trauma </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Culture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entitlements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Case management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special needs </li></ul></ul>APIC
    16. 16. P lan for Treatment and Services <ul><li>Planning includes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Referrals to community services based on individual needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Initiate contact with Social Security </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Address possible gaps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Clothing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Identification </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Language </li></ul></ul></ul>APIC
    17. 17. I dentify Appropriate Community and Corrections Programs <ul><li>Forward a complete summary of release conditions to community provider </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure individual served is aware of community providers responsibility to report status to the court </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure individual served has the necessary tools to comply with conditions of release </li></ul>APIC
    18. 18. C oordinate the Transition Plan <ul><li>Link to Peer Specialists for support during community reentry process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Release </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intake to community provider </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Immediate access to community services </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure that the individual served knows who to contact for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Medication issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Court reporting </li></ul></ul>APIC
    19. 19. Summary <ul><li>Intervention and Support </li></ul><ul><li>Individualize Transition Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-System Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Promote Creative Solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce Jail Recidivism </li></ul><ul><li>Promote HOPE and RECOVERY </li></ul>
    20. 20. For Additional Information <ul><li>Cindy A. Schwartz, MS, MBA </li></ul><ul><li>Project Director </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Lourdes Mata, MBA </li></ul><ul><li>Continuing Care Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>