It's part of
The goal is to "increase provider capacity" and "enable our health plan members to receive the broad scope of
services they need to heal and remain healthy," said
Many more county residents have incomes low enough to qualify for
As of March, 14,530
"The Affordable Care Act expanded the number of people with access to health care coverage, but it is up to the community to meet that promise with access to health care services," said
The new outpatient facility will be built on the county's
"Current space is outgrown and not well-designed for health activities," she said.
Timely access to care was among the priorities of the county's 2015 road map to mental wellness.
"We are in the beginning stages still and will be working with an architect on the preliminary design," said Riera,
who in April was recruiting to fill 10 open psychiatrist positions.
Late in August, he had obtained commitments for all but one position, with the new psychiatrists arriving over the next eight months, and a residency program soon to start with
Some grant funding will go to provide hardware and software to case managers, mobile clinicians and psychiatrists doing clinical work in the field, reducing paperwork.
The Alliance is also supporting the launch of the
This research-based program was estimated to cost
The grant funds accrued over 20 years of operations, according to the Alliance.
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