Priority Area: Mental Health/Substance Abuse - Strategies and Partners Matrix

County Collaborating Hospitals Collaborating Counties Specific Focus Area Strategies and/or Interventions Partners
  • United Health Services
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital
  1. Refine care models to maximize the delivery of mental health/behavioral health services across the continuum of care and in various care delivery settings such as primary care, specialty care, and utilization of allied health professionals.
  2. Expand linkages with Binghamton University to increase service learning and community-based projects.
  3. Explore grant funding opportunities and evidence-based strategies for increasing access to mental health services.
  4. Develop an implementation strategy to replicate successful services and programs throughout the service area.
  5. Expand partnerships to support new Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program at Binghamton University.
  • Broome County Mental Health Department
  • Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier
  • Greater Binghamton Health Center
  • Dr. Garabed A. Fattal Community Free Clinic
  • Binghamton University
  • Catholic Charities of Broome County
  • The Family & Children’s Society
  • Department of Social Services
  • Broome-Tioga Board of Cooperative Education Services
  • Keep Youth Doing Something Coalition
  • United Way of Broome County
  • Broome County Office for the Aging
  • Broome County Youth Bureau Law Enforcement
  • Homeless Coalition
  • Broome County Health Department
Chenango Chenango Memorial Hospital    
  1. Chenango County Public Health Department nursing staff cross-train with Chenango County.
  2. Public health nurses serve as back-up for mental health nurses for medication administration and make referrals as appropriate to Chenango County Community Services for its Mental Health and Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services.
Columbia Columbia Memorial Hospital   Alcohol and drug use
  1. Conduct media campaign.
  2. Promote youth community involvement and development,and values clarification.
  3. Provide alcohol and drug use education and screening.
  • Suicide Task Force
  • Sherriff's Dept
  • Selected school districts
  • Cooperative Extension
Montgomery St. Mary's Hospital and Nursing Home    
  1. Educate 100 adolescents and parents of adolescents annually regarding signs and symptoms of depression and resources available.
  2. Educate 100 teens on the negative effects (physical & emotional) of substance abuse.
  3. Conduct community education sessions throughout the county at girls and boys clubs, schools, health fairs, and CHE/Mental Health Association of Fulton and Montgomery Counties.
  • Local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts
  • Local Parent Teacher Associations
  • St. Mary’s Hospital
  • Mental Health Association of Fulton and Montgomery counties
  • Hamilton, Fulton and Montgomery Prevention Council
  • Faxton-St. Luke's
  • Rome Memorial
  • St. Elizabeth Medical Center
  • Herkimer
  • Madison
  1. Recruit a pediatric psychiatrist to the area or develop a contract with a pediatric psychiatrist via telemedicine, so children and adolescents will receive timely, effective treatment.
  2. Install computer programs and gain access for community partners to share information and input data on patients. Oneida County Department of Mental Health is researching grant funding for an electronic medical record for this purpose.
  3. Research NYS guidelines to learn if medications may be adjusted for patients with developmental disabilities or mental health problems.
  • Oneida County Mental Health
  • Faxton-St. Luke’s Hospital
  • St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center
  • Rome Memorial Hospital
  • Social Science Associates
  • Upstate Cerebral Palsy Association
  • Bassett Hospital
  • A.O. Fox Hospital
  1. Involve primary care providers in mental health care.
  2. Conduct a public health campaign about the risk factors associated with binge drinking. Include information about prescription drugs.
  3. Provide a CME training for primary care physicians, surgeons, and mid-level practitioners about brief screenings and a referral process for substance abuse, mainly for alcohol, but the screening can be adapted for other substances such as prescription drugs. Invite area physicians and mid-level practitioners who practice outside of Fox and Bassett hospitals.
  4. Provide a list of resources and referral agencies to healthcare providers, including a list of user-friendly online links to The Parent Handybook, LEAF, OFO, CDC, the Otsego County Health Department, and other relevant sites.
  • Bassett Healthcare
  • A.O. Fox Hospital
  • LEAF
Putnam Putnam Hospital Center    
  1. Putnam County Department of Health has been actively involved in two coalitions regarding mental health/substance abuse, particularly in the area of health education.
  2. Health education staff have participated in the development of media campaigns to promote awareness around the problems of binge drinking as well as over-the-counter drug abuse.
  3. Activities for 2009/2010 include:
    • Participate in the Communities that Care Coalition.
    • Contact media campaigns on the problems related to binge drinking and the abuse of over-the-counter drugs.
    • Participate in Putnam County Alcohol and Drug Task Force to promote dangers of binge drinking and awareness of host liability laws.
  • Communities that Care Coalition
  • Putnam County Alcohol and Drug Task Force
  • Nyack Hospital
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Dutchess
  • Ulster
  • Putnam
  • Orange
  • Westchester
  • Sullivan
  1. Increase access to insurance for mental health treatment.
  2. Explore innovative methods to improve mental health support in places where people seek other kinds of services.
  3. Increase skills of primary medical providers and community service providers in identifying, treating, and referring for mental health needs.
  4. Improve discharge planning to include attention to mental health needs.
  5. Increase availability of intensive case management services that include mental health treatment.
  • Ellis Hospital
  • Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Albany Medical Center
  • Northeast Health/Samaritan Hospital/Albany Memorial Hospital
  • Seton Health/St. Marys Hospital
  • St. Peters Health Care Services
  • Albany
  • Rensselaer
  1. Participate in and provide administrative support for the county’s Adolescent Suicide Prevention Task Force. A cluster of adolescent suicides occurring in late 2008 resulted in the formation of a multidisciplinary task force comprised of school, DSS, Probation, and Mental Health providers, as well as Public Health Services representatives.
  2. Share information about high risk issues, gang-related involvement and other risk situations for the adolescents identified as being part of the vulnerable population.
  • Ellis Hospital
  • Schenectady County Department of Community Services
  • Child Guidance Center
  • Schenectady City School District
Schuyler Schuyler Hospital SAY Rural Health Network Depression and anxiety in the elderly
  1. Review pertinent data from the Schuyler County Community Health Assessment and Schuyler Hospital Community Services Plan.
  2. Complete an in-depth SWOT analysis of Schuyler County’s services ranging from diabetes prevention to the management of medically-complex diabetics.
  3. Conduct a literature search of best practices.
  4. Develop a creative community plan using environmental strategies.
  • Schuyler County Health Department
  • Schuyler Hospital
  • Schuyler County Mental Health Clinic
  • Schuyler Office For the Aging
  • Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility
  • The New Falls Home (assisted living and adult home)
  1. Reduce Sullivan County's high rates of adolescent alcohol and substance abuse by supporting several Communities That Care Coalition's Smoking education and cessation program.
  2. Provide nicotine replacement therapies.
  • Recovery Center
  • Sullivan County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services (SCADAS) Program
  • Sullivan County Community Services
  • Rural Health Network
Tioga       The hospital-based Article 28 and local primary doctors will have a licensed Master Social Worker in their office to work with patients when needed.
  • Primary care providers
  • Hospitals
Yates Finger Lakes Health
  • Seneca
  • Schuyler
  • Steuben
  • Ontario
  • Wayne