GOALS

‘Anamatangi Mental Health Awareness

  • Provide outreach and engagement to Pacific Islander communities including immigrants, and their families, who may be in need of behavioral health services.
  • Link individuals to appropriate services, assessment and treatment.
  • Promote BHRS and other behavioral health services identifying a multi-pronged approach to create awareness, reduce stigma and increase access to services.
  • Promote and lead psycho-education classes, workshops and forums including but not limited to Mental Health First Aid, QPR and WRAP.
  • Support the BHRS Pacific Islander Initiative by acting as Chair/Co-Chair, developing and implementing a work plan and leading meetings.
  • Identify and collaborate with community-based entities and other agencies to facilitate outreach.
  • Perform initial screening and provide information/education/resources as needed and work closely with the BHRS Access Center, to help with referrals and linkages.
  • Facilitate warm hand-off to appropriate services including follow-up visits and phone calls.
  • Consult and collaborate with BHRS/ODE, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services / Office of Diversity) staff or others to facilitate entry to and assessment of new clients, as well as address engagement issues with hard to reach clients.
  • Participate in ongoing improvement of program/delivery of services and identify needs/gaps.
  • Perform data collection and document, track and report on outreach efforts. Activities may include collection of demographics, initial health and behavioral health status of individuals.
  • Support and provide technical assistance to other ODE-related projects as needed.
  • Participate and represent ODE in meetings and other tasks as assigned.