Hawaii Mental Health Transformation Grant Holds Update Meeting

January 27, 2011, 9:56 PM HST
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 By Robin G. Pilus

The Hawai‘i Mental Health Transformation State Incentive Grant (MHT SIG) will hold a meeting for Maui providers and interested persons on February 1, 2011 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm at Maui Economic Opportunity, 99 Mahalani Street in Classroom #1.

The grant is intended to help transform mental health services in Hawai`i. 

Transformed mental health services span from prevention to effective intervention and recovery.  Specifically, the grant is to develop and implement a Comprehensive Mental Health Plan (CMHP) in Hawai`i, based on a Needs Assessment and Resource Inventory (NA/RI).

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Sharlene Chun- Lum,  MHT SIG Chief Project Director and MHT SIG staff member, will provide an update on the Department of Health and share the progress made on MHT SIG initiatives.  

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The Hawaii Mental Health Transformation Grant is a five-year infrastructure grant, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  It  is focused on Community Engagement, Workforce and Training, Criminal Justice, Consumer, Family and Youth Involvement and Systems Integration.

 Hawaii ’s MHT SIG is currently in its 5th of  the five-year term.

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