Responsibilities

The WCMHA is responsible for planning, developing and monitoring a system of services for the more than 5,000 elders, adults, children and adolescents of Washington County with mental illness. The priority population served are individuals with mental illness and low income.

Planning

Planning

  • Three year mental health plan
  • One year mental health plan review
  • Needs assessments for specific populations
  • Soliciting consumer input

Development

Development

  • Request for Proposals for specialized mental health programs
  • Use multi-provider task force to design and implement needed services
  • Provide technical assistance to agencies to meet State regulatory criteria
  • Recruit additional service providers
  • Solicit consumer operated support services

Coordination

Coordination

  • Track high service users
  • Chair inter-agency consumer planning meetings
  • Provide consultation to inpatient psychiatric facilities regarding discharge planning process to facilitate consumer’s smooth transition to community
  • Provide education and information to the community

Financial Management

Financial Management

  • Seek sources of funding
  • Allocate funding for needed services through grants and fee-for-service mechanisms
  • Review financial trends
  • Forecast predicted expenditures
  • Seek more cost effective service options

Monitoring

Monitoring

  • Fiscal
  • Quality of service
  • Assist with and review plans of correction, in conjunction with Licensing and Certification Administration
  • Measure service outcomes and consumer satisfaction
  • Track local and State hospital utilization
  • Resolve formal consumer, family and agency grievances
  • Inspect residential housing
  • Develop Management Information System to provide needed service and fiscal data
  • Develop and monitor outcome measures of grant funded programs

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