MARCH 2020 BHA NEWSLETTER

In normal times, members of the Behavioral Health Alliance of Grundy County join together at a monthly meeting to share information.  Because of the COVID-19 stay-at-home order, we will provide a newsletter instead.  You can download it here: BHA MAR Newsletter 3.24.20

Anyone with information to share in the newsletter can send it to [email protected].  The next issue will come out in late April.

 

MARCH 24 MEETING CANCELLED

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Behavioral Health Alliance has cancelled the March 24 meeting.  If you have information to share with fellow BHA members, please email [email protected] for distribution to BHA members.  The BHA Communications Committee will continue to gather information and will disseminate through email, this website, and the BHA Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/bhacoalition2018).

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Because directories become outdated quickly, the process of revisions and corrections is taking place immediately.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.