The RII model transforms the way behavioral and primary health care is delivered and reduces disparities in access among consumers who are cost burdened, uninsured, and Medicaid/ Medicare recipients. Integrating primary care services into behavioral health settings is a key component of wellness and recovery, and will improve the health outcomes for individuals with mental illness, co-occurring disorders, veterans and those who have experienced complex trauma.
The Mission of the Richard Hall Community Mental Health Center (RHCMHC) is to provide wellness and recovery oriented services and trauma informed care to consumers who generally experience barriers to receiving quality care. In keeping with the mission, RHCMHC and Jewish Renaissance Medical Center (JRMC) have partnered to provide consumers with co-located behavioral and primary health care and mobile dental services.
Through the use of evidenced-based practices (EBP) such as the Health and Recovery Peer (HARP) Program focused on health and wellness activities, the physical health status of adults with serious mental illness will improve. The program will average 325 consumers annually and 1302 through the life of the grant. The population of focus will be adults with serious mental illness, co-occurring disorders, and veterans at risk for comorbid primary health care conditions, chronic disease, and racial/ethnic minorities who experience poor health outcomes. The consumer experience will be enhanced through the use of culturally and linguistically competent care and efforts will be made to improve the access, quality, and reliability of care.
An Integrated Treatment Team consisting of, but not limited to, a Nurse Care Coordinator, an Integrated Case Manager, a Co-occurring Clinician, and a Peer Wellness Coach will create the consumer centered health home. The foundation will be built upon the use of EBPs, wellness and recovery interventions, data sharing, and treatment planning. To provide a more holistic continuum of services, other specialist services will be provided by a Nutritionist, Dentist and Occupational Therapist to improve health outcomes. The overall objective is to reduce the per capita cost of care and emergency room visits and re-hospitalizations.
In partnership with Jewish Renaissance Medical Center and our community stakeholders the RII is committed to providing access to quality integrated whole health care for all consumers.
If you are interested in receiving additional information about this program contact Donna Gapas at 908-253-3156 or RII@co.somerset.nj.us.
In Case of a Psychiatric Emergency
Please contact Psychiatric Emergency Screening Services (PESS) at 908-526-4100.
This service can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.