January 28, 2020 BHA MEETING

SANFORD LEGACY FUND FOR YOUTH: GRUNDY CO. MENTAL HEALTH INITIATIVE

As part of the Sanford Legacy Fund for Youth, the Community Foundation of Grundy County has embarked on a project to better identify and understand mental health throughout the county, including service providers, client needs, gaps in service, ideas for approach, and opportunities for collaboration and funding.  Join the BHA for this presentation to learn about the project and what has been learned so far.

Download the Jan 28 BHA Meeting Flyer here.

This meeting will be held at 3 p.m. at Joliet Junior College’s Morris Education Center, 725 School Street (Door 27), Morris.

One CEU is planned at a cost of $5 for LSW/LCSW, LPC/LCPC or RN.  Thank you to the Grundy County Health Department for making this possible.  Registration will be conducted at the door.  For more information, email: [email protected]

MORRIS HOSPITAL RELEASES 2019 COMMUNITY HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT

Every three years, Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers completes a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and uses the data it collects to better understand the health challenges of residents in the communities it serves.

The 2019 CHNA continues to show important needs and gaps in the areas of mental health and substance use disorders.  The data provided by this report will be explored further in the months ahead by the Behavioral Health Alliance.  For more information about the CHNA, and to download the reports, please visit the Morris Hospital website.

Medication Take Back Survey for Grundy Area Residents

A Youth Advisory Committee from the Grundy Area Vocational Center is helping the Behavioral Health Alliance of Grundy County gather information about residents’ knowledge of take back programs for unwanted medications.  Their survey has now been completed, so thank you to all who participated.  Stay tuned for more information about this project.

Grundy County Community Resource Directory

With the help of BHA members and local providers, a revised and enlarged Grundy County Resource Directory has been developed for Grundy County.  The directory is organized by topic section (e.g. education, substance use disorder, etc.) and is indexed.

The Directory is a project under Chestnut Health Systems’ Substance Abuse Prevention Services grant under Illinois Department of Human Services Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery.

Because directories become outdated quickly, the process of revisions and corrections is taking place immediately.  To report or suggest changes, please email the new or corrected information to [email protected]

 

Membership Information

If you are interested in becoming a BHA member, download the  BHA membership Form here.