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Calvert County Health Department Core Service Agency Board Agenda and Minutes - Archive

Agenda: April 9, 2019

CALL TO ORDER

  • Champ Thomaskutty

WELCOME and INTRODUCTIONS

Approval of minutes for February CSA Board meeting.

Old Business:

  • On Our Own (Wellness and Recovery) RFP Published
  • We have NO Bus Passes, except the quarterly.
  • CSA/LBHA Director Vacancy – Position remains open and will be advertised within the next couple of weeks. 

 New Business:

  • Mental Health Plan Review held on April 3, 2019, Minor errors/Corrections. Overall BHA was very pleased, Job well done.
  • 4th Quarter monitoring reviews will occur from the end of April through the end of June. Reviews will be conducted by a conference call, that will be scheduled by 4/19/19
  • On Our Own-  For those not aware, we are saddened to announce the Passing of OOO Director Joann Adams.
  • Introduction of Patsy Mitchell.      

Mrs. Patsy Mitchell has graciously agreed to step into the Director position at On Our Own until at least the end of FY19, please welcome her.

  • LDACC Meeting scheduled on Wednesday 4/10/19 at Barstow from 12-2.

   Program Updates:

  • Program update from Cynthia Middleton 
  • Program update from Wayne Millette
  • Behavioral Health update – Doris McDonald
  • Crisis Intervention Center update – Jennifer Edwards
  • On Our Own- Patsy Mitchell
  • DHS -  Cheryl Harms
  • Calvert County Government – Jennifer Moreland
  • Veteran affairs – Dave Spigler
  • Updates from other Board member’s

NEXT MEETING:  June 11, 2019  

ADJOURNE

MINUTES April 9, 2019

MINUTES February 12, 2019

Agenda: August 15, 2018

 CALL TO ORDER

  • David Gale

WELCOME and INTRODUCTIONS

Approval of minutes for June CSA Board meeting.

CAC- Child Advocacy Center presentation by Jennifer Edwards.  

Old Business:

  •  4th Quarter Monitoring – Is complete and Review letter of approval being sent from John Newman.

New Business:

  • 1st Quarter Monitoring – Due On September 3,2018, conference call with BHA for 1st review to be determined after documents are received.
  • Venue Change- Starting October 17 2018- We will have a change of venue for our Bi-Monthly CSA Board Meetings- New Location – Calvert County Health Department – Conference room and are scheduled for October 17th and December 12th. Kristy will have more confirmed dates and will email each Board member to allow for adequate planning time for each member.
  • Integration update from Wayne Millette
  • We have Bus Passes!!! Wayne to give further numbers and updates.
  • On Our Own (Wellness and Recovery) RFP to be announced.

Program Updates:

  • Program update from Cynthia Middleton 
  • Program update from Wayne Millette
  • Behavioral Health update – Doris McDonald
  • Crisis Intervention Center update – Jennifer Edwards
  • On Our Own- Joanne Adams
  • DHS -  Cheryl Harms
  • Calvert County Government – Jennifer Moreland
  • Veteran affairs – Dave Spigler
  • Updates from Board member’s

 

NEXT MEETING: 10/17/2018

ADJOURNE

Minutes: August 15, 2018

 

Agenda: April 18, 2018

 CALL TO ORDER

  • David Gale

WELCOME and INTRODUCTIONS

Approval of minutes for February CSA Board meeting.

Sue Bilick- Presentation – New proposal on Homeless in Calvert County 

Old Business:

  •  Annual Plan review held on 04/10/2018 with BHA.
  •  Minor changes to data required and completed
  •  BHA Comments On Plan Review :

     -Missing Table Title (1 a.i.) Pg.18
     - Several Incorrect percentage totals on graphs
     - Requested Data Graphic format for goals next year
     - Suggested more Infusion of Peer Info to Next Year’s plan
     - Over all it looked great

New Business:

  • Financial Disclosure Forms from Board Members are due.
  • New Board Member application Sarah David
  • Review application and resume /Vote Mental Health Court
         - Overview (Wayne Millette)
         - Current Status (David Gale & Wayne Millette)

 

  • Adult Consumer funds ( Total Award Amount ($9,811.00 -Used $1,231.11)                                  - Funds are not being spent  

             - We have asked for approval to use the unspent money towards
                Outstanding Pharmacy (Genoa) co-pay balances for MH clients
                         - Any ideas to Re-purpose these funds

  • Reappointment – It’s about that time to start Preparing the CORE’S Annual Reappointment – Member’s listed below should let us know if their interested in being reappointed

                    (If so paperwork is attached)
JoAnn Adams -  
Patricia Estep –
Cheryl Harms –
Brenda James 
Doris McDonald
R. Spigler –
Nicole Ukoumunne

Program Updates:

  • Program update from Cynthia Middleton 
  • Program update from Wayne Millette
  • Behavioral Health update – Doris McDonald
  • Crisis Intervention Center update – Jennifer Edwards
  • On Our Own- Joanne Adams
  • DHS -  Cheryl Harms
  • Calvert County Government – Jennifer Moreland
  • Veteran affairs – Dave Spigler
  • Updates from Board member’s

 

NEXT MEETING:  6/13//18

ADJOURNE

Minutes: April 18, 2018

April 18, 2018
                                         Noon
Calvert Substance Abuse Services
280 Stafford Road
Barstow, Maryland 20610

Attendees:
                 
David Gale                                   Kristy Kidwell                       
Andrea McDonald-Fingland             Dr. Laurence Polsky              
Cynthia Middleton                          Doris McDonald
Patricia Estep                                Jennifer Moreland
Jason Phelan                                 Dave Spigler
JoAnn Adams                                Nicole Ukoumunne
Cheryl Harms         
                                      
David Gale, CSA Director, called the meeting to order

Adoption of Minutes:  The minutes from February 2018 were distributed and approved.

  • Presentation by Sue Billick – New Proposal on Homeless in Calvert County
  • Open Doors of Calvert- Proposes to establish a facility in Prince Fredrick that will serve as a Residence and job- training center for the homeless- The facility will complement our current homeless shelter, Project Echo by offering wrap-around services not currently available to homeless of this county – ( See attached flyer for more details) Suggestions made were looking for alternative location.

•     Old Business:

  • Annual Plan Review held on 4/10/2018 with BHA.
  • Minor changes to data required and c
    ompleted.
  • BHA – Comments on the Plan review
    Overall it’s a good plan and most of the templates were included with some analysis.
    P.18- Missing Table title, Incorrect percentages on graph, Request for Date graph format for goals next FY. Suggested using more infusion of peer Information to Next year’s plan
  • New Business:
  • Financial disclosure forms Form board members are due – Everyone has completed.
  • Reviewed application and resume for Board Member applicant Sara David – all board members voted and accepted Sara David our newest board member  (Unanimously)  approval to be sent to commissioners – and will schedule a meet and greet and the next board meeting in June.
  • Mental Health Court Overview & current status – David Gale/Wayne Millette Lead Judges – Judge Wells (Circuit) and Judge Saunders (district) Deputy States Attorney for Calvert county- Catherine Marsh will be the Lead person. This will cut down on arrests, Hospital admissions and detention center needs. Doris McDonald will be accepting referrals from Jails, Courts and attorneys.  All persons will need to be evaluated by team to determine if they meet the criteria. Doris McDonald will have reports/admin complete to send within 48hrs.  After that process is complete and person is accepted a social worker will complete a Psychiatric evaluation.
     

 

  • Program Update from CSA Adult Coordinator - Wayne Millette

                    (Presented by Cynthia Middleton)

  • All 6 Months audits were completed on schedule, no issues were identified.
  • Quarterly bus passes were received, 90% have been issued
  • We only have 3 (as of today) local 10 ride passes left
  • If possible who can we talk to in order to get some monthly bus passes especially for our county residents currently leaving at project echo?
  • Calvert County Mental Health Court just had their second meeting, went very well, I am creating releases for Deputy States Attorney Ms. Marsh, this program will make a huge difference in future hospital stays and or incarcerations
  • Ms. Doris helped us get a few more appointments for the Hospital Diversion Program, we are very grateful for her support in acquiring the extra appointments
  • We have requested ( and since received approval) from the state to pay off some co-pay medication balances at Genoa Pharmacy, from the leftover funds from the Client /Consumer support Adult & Pharmacy Grant.
  • The State did approve for FY19 for the Psychogeriatric Assessment  and Treatment program (CCPAT) from employing a nurse to using a Medical Social worker ( Must be a LC though)
  • On Our Own Numbers have exceeded their Grant requirements
  • Program Update from CSA Child & Adolescent Coordinator -  Cynthia Middleton
  • Consumer Support – Child & Adolescent Funds-
    We have not used anymore of these funds since January, however now is the time for summer camp registrations to start. So I expect that over the next 2 months we will use a lot of the remaining $8,517.17.
  • Emergency Psychiatric services (EPS) – Completed the Mid-year audit at the end of February with no issues found. Currently they have exceeded their yearly goal by 162 which means that they will have seen 1,162 clients through March.
  • Family Navigation – completed their Audit in March, with no issues found. If anything their reporting of community services had improved and with the addition of computer based documentation will only get stronger. They have met 60% of new referrals in both Calvert (12) and Charles (12) Counties and 50% in St. Mary’s (10) County. They are definitely on track to meet if not exceed their goals. They have completed 2 outreach presentations, 9 support groups and 1 workshop this year.
  • PATH- Just completed the Mid-year audit in March. They are on target to exceed their yearly goals. A total of 345 services have been provided to 49 individuals (115 persons- 600 services )
  •  Jail –The Mid-year audit was also completed at the end of March, So far they report that there were 445 visits for therapy, evaluation and case management at the detention center, which is 55% of the 800 visits stipulated by the grant award. Of these visits 192 were unduplicated which exceeds their 180 required individuals by 12. There were also 22 group sessions.  

 

  • Adult Consumer Funds –   Received approval to use the unspent funds to outstanding co-pay   balances at Genoa Pharmacy for MH patients – Total Award amount 11,500- Spent 531.00
  • Annual Board member Re-appointment – All board members interested in being Re-appointed  were notified to submit their re-appointment applications and return ASAP

 

  • Calvert County Government – Jennifer Moreland –

  • Addressed the Tri-Ad House Water damage Issue, Property used to be owned by Calvert county and was turned over to the state Approx. 5 yrs. Ago.  It has been determined that SMNC will be responsible for the damage due to having Renters insurance and not Homeowners insurance as the contract stated-  The hope was to get the state to sell this property to SMCN for 1$ to allow them to then be eligible for 2 possible grants that would allow them to repair the water damage. Since then the state has opted not to sell for 1$ But is asking fair market value of $550,000. Which at this time is not an option for SMCN. Waiting for information from the State to move forward. Approximate damage is estimated at 50/60K
  • Veterans Affairs- Dave Spigler 
  • Since last meeting, Budget was approved by legislature to waiver 15,000 tax exempt pay. Number of Homeless vets has decreased- With recognition that they need help.
  • Behavioral Health Update- Doris McDonald –
  • Added 2 peer support recovery specialists – Doris has requested to use one of these persons to come to the ER to speak with Overdose patients (On prevention)
  • First Responder Banquet scheduled for July – All stations have been invited
  • Development of Rapid Response – New Nurse Practitioner to help with conductions 
  • OOO- On Our Own – JoAnn Adams –
  • Annual Ocean City Conference scheduled June 7-8th
  • Annual Luau @ Calvert County Fair Grounds on June 14th

      
Next Board Meeting scheduled for June 13, 2018

Respectfully submitted,

Kristy Kidwell
Office Supervisor

Agenda: June 14, 2017

Call to Order

Welcome and Introductions

Business Items:

  • David Gale, CSA Director

Approval of minutes for February CSA Board meeting.

Old Business:

•    SOAR updates
•    Training’s

  • Child Sexuality: Normative Development, Atypical Development & When to Report Abuse - on April 27th, 27 professionals attended.
  • May 24th & 25th hosted Motivational Interviewing with Jen Frey as part of the Jail Re-entry initiative, 22 professionals attended.
  • Trauma Informed Care w/ Monte Ephraim is June 26th.

New Business:

  • Project Chesapeake – new provider, introduction/presentation
  • 4th Quarter monitoring – was conducted on May 30th, reviewed MCCJTP, Urgent Care, Consumer Supports both Adult and Child & Adolescent, Family Navigation, and Emergency Psychiatric Services.
  • FY 2018 Contracts: Contracts have been delivered and to date we have most of them returned. Minor adjustments were made to the Family Navigation contract and funding increased for both OOO and PATH.
  • Budgets: last day to submit invoices for the fiscal year is Friday, June 16, 2017. All budgets are on track with spending with the exception of Urgent Care and Consumer Supports for Adults, rollover money is expended. We were able to purchase 6 months’ worth of bus passes, $3,000.00.

Program Updates:

  • CSA – Loida Walker and Cynthia Middleton
  • Behavioral Health update – Doris McDonald
  • Crisis Intervention Center update – Jennifer Edwards
  • On Our Own – JoAnn Adams
  • DSS - Cheryl Harms
  • Calvert County Government – Maureen Hoffman & Jennifer Moreland
  • Veteran affairs – Dave Spigler
  • Recruitment for Board Vacancies
  • Updates from Board member’s

NEXT MEETING: August 9, 2017! Enjoy your summer!

ADJOURNE

Minutes: April 12, 2017

CALVERT COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
CORE SERVICE AGENCY
MINUTES
April 12, 2017
Noon
Calvert Substance Abuse Services
280 Stafford Road
Barstow, Maryland 20610

Attendees:

David Gale 
Loida Walker
Jennifer Edwards
JoAnn Adams
Kristy Wines
Dave Spigler
Cynthia Middleton
Doris McDonald
Sam Bauman
Patricia Estep
Patsy Mitchell

David Gale, CSA Director, called the meeting to order

Adoption of Minutes: The minutes from February 2017 were distributed and approved.

Business items:

• SOAR – Calvert has had one application.  There will be another training in June.

• Annual Plan review – was approved by BHA with a few minor adjustments and add-ons.

Training’s:

o April 6th sponsored, Links Between Substance Abuse and Adolescent Trauma, had 27 professionals attend and all gave excellent review.
o Child Sexuality: Normative Development, Atypical Development & When to
Report Abuse - on April 27th
o In may we will be hosting Motivational Interviewing with Jen Frey as part of the
Jail Re-entry initiative.
o We still have one more in the works – Trauma Informed Care – hoping to have a date for this one soon and complete it before the end of the fiscal year so that we
can spend all of our rollover money.

•    HOPE Act – main legislation approved, Keep the Door Open Act fused with the HOPE Act. Wanting more money for providers, will allow for rates to be increased. Important highlights for the CSA:
o Establish crisis centers in each geo graphical region – 1st  to be established by
9/1/17
o Health Crisis Hotline – for all crisis, 24.7 – statewide line w/specific training for protocols to follow, wants Calvert County to be ready.
o Increase rate paid to providers and adjust rate yearly 3.5% for FY19
o New hospital discharge protocols for overdose and SUD patients – report due
12/1/18 on each hospitals plan.
o Local detention centers develop plan for SUD
o Overdose response program/command center
o Expanded Naloxone availability- eliminated the need for training of the average person, available to everyone.
o Expand Drug Court
o Establish Overdose Fatality Review Team

•    Consumer  Support  funds  –  looking  to  purchase  bus  passes  for  next  year  for  the individuals  that  are currently on  the waiting list  and  receiving $20.00  passes.    Our proposal is to purchase enough passes for 25 individuals for 6 months, as these passes do expire and we do not want to have any left over.  We will look to start purchasing these every 6 months.  Total cost for first 6 months is $3,000.00.
•    4th Quarter monitoring – received the instructions and list of programs that will be audited by BHA.  Site visit is to be scheduled for beginning of June time frame.
•    Preparation of FY 2018 contracts and review of budgets will be done in May.

Program update from CSA Adult Coordinator - Loida Walker:

•    3rd  Quarter Stats have been reviewed and reported on.  To date the Jail program/Court Assessor has had 27 referrals.   Urgent Care has seen a 78% keep rate, and there have been not shortages of appointments.  Federal Block Grant/GOPATS needs to see 80 individuals a year and to date there are only 42.  On February 16th a site visit was conducted on OOO, report was written with findings – is on track for the year and should meet the conditions.
Program update from CSA Child and Adolescent Coordinator – Cynthia Middleton:

•    Consumer Support-child & adolescent funds…have been able to spread the word more about this this grant. Presented again at the IAC meeting and to the school counselors at the Health Dept. Completed 2 applications in March and already have 1 done for April. Bringing our total down to $7793.81.

•    Family Navigations- As mentioned at the last board meeting, the Family Navigations met their mid-year expectations. Out of the recommended 60 new families per county, they currently still need 10-St. Mary’s, 18-Calvert and have exceeded Charles County by 19. They are preforming more community outreach presentations completing 9 so far. So far everything is going very well with them and all their paperwork is being turned in on time.
•    Emergency Psychiatric Services (EPS)-As of March they have exceeded their yearly expectations, coming in at 106 over their projected 1000 people.
•    Path- The program is on track to exceed expectations for this fiscal year. So far 50 unduplicated  clients  receiving  329  services  have  been  reported.  (115  persons,  600 services by June)
•    JAIL- Mid-year Audits were completed at the end of February. The results indicate that the program has exceeded expectations for the first half of the year. There was a total of
457 visits for therapy, evaluation and case management at the detention center which is
64% of the 800 visits required for the year. Of these visits 221 were unduplicated clients were seen exceeding the 180 required by 41.
•    Pharmacy Audit-completed April 11, 2017-only had 3 consumers and 3 prescriptions.
But files were in order. Grant allows 25 individuals and 40 prescriptions per fiscal year.

Crisis Intervention Center update with Jennifer Edwards:

•    Have been dealing with a lot of trauma cases lately and have needed to work on self-care with the staff.
•    Fun Run is April 29th at Calvert High
•    May 5th & 6th volunteer training classes.
•    Currently working on getting in the grants.

Veteran Affairs – Dave Spigler:

•    Spoke about an article that highlights the current drug problem within the Navy Seals.
•    Wife and I received a community service award.
•    On June 30th  @ Chesapeake Hills Golf Course there will be a tournament/charity event for various charities like Special Olympics.  Bayside Toyota has donated 2 vehicles

Doris McDonald – BHC:

•    Will host a training on June 12th  with Monte Ephraim on Links Between Substance
Abuse and Adolescent Trauma.

JoAnn Adams – OOO:

•    Annual Luo is coming up, free event on June 15th from 5-9 p.m. at the Calvert County
Fair Grounds.
•    Annual conference in Ocean City is coming up, have 3 rooms and 15 people who are showing interest in going.
•    Safe Nights program ended last Sunday, they brought belonging’s that were never claimed over to the center.  We are holding them for a week to be claimed.

Respectfully submitted, Kristy Wines
Office Supervisor

Agenda: February 8, 2017

Call to Order

Welcome and Introductions

Business Items:

  • David Gale, CSA Director

Approval of minutes for December CSA Board meeting.

Old Business:

  • 2nd Quarter monitoring – CSA was found to be in compliance.
  • SOAR training – Went very well and was well attended – 28 individuals.

New Business:

  • Next steps for SOAR
  • Disconnected Youth Results Based Leadership Program – 1.3 million dollar grant from Governor’s office on Children and Annie E. Casey Foundation, to include 10 counties and Calvert County will begin May of 2017.
  • Review of the Annual Plan:

Administration Budget – F821N – MH391OTH – award amount $227,220.00
                                                                            YTD spent   $123,191.00

Federal Block Grant – GOPATS – MH248OTH – award amount $78,237.00
                                                                            YTD spent  $33,627.00

Mental Health service – F834N – MH026OTH – award amount $ 407,796.00


Program

Award total

YTD expenditures

Jail program

$ 61,256.00

$28,806.00

Court Assessor

$37,440.00

$18,540.00

Emergency Psych Services

$42,000.00

$21,000.00

Urgent Care

$11,000.00

$2,875.00

Client Support/Pharmacy

$11,500.00

$492.17

Family Navigation

$119,459.00

$25,742.12

Client Support/C&A

$10,541.00

$1,514.99

Wellness & Recovery – OOO

$114,600.00

$66,468.00

  • Goals for 2018 – please see attached for reference.

Program Updates:

  • CSA – Loida Walker and Cynthia Middleton
  • Behavioral Health update – Doris McDonald
  • Crisis Intervention Center update – Jennifer Edwards
  • On Our Own – JoAnn Adams
  • DSS -  Cheryl Harms
  • Calvert County Government – Maureen Hoffman
  • Veteran affairs – Dave Spigler
  • Recruitment for Board Vacancies
  • Updates from Board member’s

 NEXT MEETING:  April 12, 2017 @ noon!

Adjourne

Minutes: December 14, 2016

CALVERT COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
CORE SERVICE AGENCY
MINUTES
December 14, 2016
Noon
Calvert Substance Abuse Services
280 Stafford Road
Barstow, Maryland 20610

Attendees:  

David Gale  
Cheryl Harms  Jennifer Edwards
Kristy Wines   Dave Spigler
Cynthia Middleton  Doris McDonald
Brenda James Patricia Estep
Sam Bauman Loida Walker

 

David Gale, CSA Director, called the meeting to order

Adoption of Minutes: The minutes from October 2016 were distributed and approved.

Business items:

  • Rollover funding has not been approved, should have approval sometime in January. $8,000.00 will be used for training – MHFA for first responders, Sam Bauman is working on two ideas, Child Welfare Trauma (2-day training), and Understanding the links between adolescent trauma and substance abuse. We have partnered with the BHC in purchasing of an online training program for ASAM, area providers and staff from CMH will benefit from this training.
  • Annual Plan process is moving along, working on data and tables at this time. Our due date is February 22nd and will need to have it reviewed by the Board at our February 8th meeting.
  • Audit was done on CSA, specifically OOO, and there were a few areas that were flagged for failing to comply with MDH audit standards. Still waiting on final findings to be submitted to the Health Department before we make changes.
  • Started discussions with John Newman at BHA in reference to a couple of programs – Urgent Care and Consumer Supports (adult), there has been a notable decline in spending in these programs. Ideas have been presented.
  • SOAR – area training will be held in Barstow on 1/24/17 & 1/25/17.
  • On 1/26/17 there will be a CIT conference in Catonsville, David Gale will be attending and reaching out to the Sheriff’s office to attend as well.
  • Introduction of the CSA’s new Child and Adolescent Coordinator – Cynthia Middleton.

Program update from CSA Adult Coordinator - Loida Walker:

  • Court Assessor – 138 individuals have been served so far.
  • Urgent Care – there were 8 referrals for the month with a 75% kept rate.
  • FBG – Oct and Nov., five new clients and a total of 150 services.
  • Bus Passes – noticing a lot of passes are being returned, checking with staff to ensure that they no longer need the pass and will make changes and hopefully be able to give the 90 day pass to one’s that have been on the wait list for awhile.

Crisis Intervention Center update with Jennifer Edwards:

  • Have been working on the VOCA grant, happy to announce that CIC received a 2 year approval.
  • Safe Harbor – there are currently 10 women and 6 children.
  • CHRC – AIP proposal has been given to Dr. Polsky

DSS – Cheryl Harms:

  • Modernizing their computer programs, DHR will now be web based and allow for better access for consumers. Also hoping to get approval to use DOLLAR space, this will allow for them to set up a “one-stop-shop” for the public to service any and all needs.

Veteran Affairs – Dave Spigler:

  • American Legion – picked up publications on how Vets can get service.
  • Looking for ideas for story the new year – 2017.

Doris McDonald – BHC:

  • Walk-ins have been amazing and are now at every site, there are actually to many and not enough staff. Kathy Atkinson will now be full time at the Lusby location.
  • A 12-step recovery group is starting up.
  • Working on re-entry program, CHRC Grant which is due the 15th of December, Dr. Polsky has been working on it and should have an answer by February of 2017. Also working on adding mental health counseling at the jail.

Respectfully submitted,

Kristy Wines
Office Supervisor

Agenda: December 14, 2016

Call to Order

Welcome and Introductions

Business Items:

  • David Gale, CSA Director

Approval of minutes for June CSA Board meeting.

Old Business:

  • Rollover funding has not been approved, should have approval sometime in January.  $8,000.00 will be used for training – MHFA for first responders, Sam Bauman is working on two ideas, Child Welfare Trauma (2-day training), and Understanding the links between adolescent trauma and substance abuse.  We have partnered with the BHC in purchasing of an online training program for ASAM.

New Business:

  • New Child and Adolescent Coordinator – Cynthia Middleton
  • Annual Behavioral Health plan is due February 24, 2017.  The plan will need to be reviewed and voted on the first part of February.
  • 2nd Quarter monitoring review is December 22nd with BHA.
  • Audit was done on CSA, specifically OOO, and there were a few areas that were flagged for failing to comply with MDH audit standards.
  • Started discussions with John Newman at BHA in reference to a couple of programs – Urgent Care and Consumer Supports (adult), there has been a notable decline in spending in these programs.  Ideas have been presented.  Need thoughts from Board.                                                          

Program Updates:

  • CSA – Loida Walker and Cynthia Middleton
  • Behavioral Health update – Doris McDonald
  • Crisis Intervention Center update – Jennifer Edwards
  • On Our Own – JoAnn Adams
  • DSS -  Cheryl Harms
  • Calvert County Government – Maureen Hoffman
  • Veteran affairs – Dave Spigler
  • Recruitment for Board Vacancies
  • Updates from Board member’s

 Next Meeting:  February 8, 2017 - @ noon – Plan Review!

Adjourne

Minutes: December 14, 2016

CALVERT COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
CORE SERVICE AGENCY
MINUTES
December 14, 2016
Noon
Calvert Substance Abuse Services
280 Stafford Road
Barstow, Maryland 20610

Attendees:  

David Gale  
Cheryl Harms  Jennifer Edwards
Kristy Wines   Dave Spigler
Cynthia Middleton  Doris McDonald
Brenda James Patricia Estep
Sam Bauman Loida Walker

 

David Gale, CSA Director, called the meeting to order

Adoption of Minutes: The minutes from October 2016 were distributed and approved.

Business items:

  • Rollover funding has not been approved, should have approval sometime in January. $8,000.00 will be used for training – MHFA for first responders, Sam Bauman is working on two ideas, Child Welfare Trauma (2-day training), and Understanding the links between adolescent trauma and substance abuse. We have partnered with the BHC in purchasing of an online training program for ASAM, area providers and staff from CMH will benefit from this training.
  • Annual Plan process is moving along, working on data and tables at this time. Our due date is February 22nd and will need to have it reviewed by the Board at our February 8th meeting.
  • Audit was done on CSA, specifically OOO, and there were a few areas that were flagged for failing to comply with MDH audit standards. Still waiting on final findings to be submitted to the Health Department before we make changes.
  • Started discussions with John Newman at BHA in reference to a couple of programs – Urgent Care and Consumer Supports (adult), there has been a notable decline in spending in these programs. Ideas have been presented.
  • SOAR – area training will be held in Barstow on 1/24/17 & 1/25/17.
  • On 1/26/17 there will be a CIT conference in Catonsville, David Gale will be attending and reaching out to the Sheriff’s office to attend as well.
  • Introduction of the CSA’s new Child and Adolescent Coordinator – Cynthia Middleton.

Program update from CSA Adult Coordinator - Loida Walker:

  • Court Assessor – 138 individuals have been served so far.
  • Urgent Care – there were 8 referrals for the month with a 75% kept rate.
  • FBG – Oct and Nov., five new clients and a total of 150 services.
  • Bus Passes – noticing a lot of passes are being returned, checking with staff to ensure that they no longer need the pass and will make changes and hopefully be able to give the 90 day pass to one’s that have been on the wait list for awhile.

Crisis Intervention Center update with Jennifer Edwards:

  • Have been working on the VOCA grant, happy to announce that CIC received a 2 year approval.
  • Safe Harbor – there are currently 10 women and 6 children.
  • CHRC – AIP proposal has been given to Dr. Polsky

DSS – Cheryl Harms:

  • Modernizing their computer programs, DHR will now be web based and allow for better access for consumers. Also hoping to get approval to use DOLLAR space, this will allow for them to set up a “one-stop-shop” for the public to service any and all needs.

Veteran Affairs – Dave Spigler:

  • American Legion – picked up publications on how Vets can get service.
  • Looking for ideas for story the new year – 2017.

Doris McDonald – BHC:

  • Walk-ins have been amazing and are now at every site, there are actually to many and not enough staff. Kathy Atkinson will now be full time at the Lusby location.
  • A 12-step recovery group is starting up.
  • Working on re-entry program, CHRC Grant which is due the 15th of December, Dr. Polsky has been working on it and should have an answer by February of 2017. Also working on adding mental health counseling at the jail.

Respectfully submitted,

Kristy Wines
Office Supervisor

Agenda: October 12, 2016

Call to Order

Welcome and Introductions

Business Items:

  • David Gale, CSA Director

Approval of minutes for June CSA Board meeting.

Old Business:

  • First quarter monitoring conference call took place on September 21st, no major issues found.

New Business:

  • Rollover Source and Use forms are due by Friday, October 14, 2016. Will be requesting $8000.00 for trainings and the rest will be used to reduce FY 17 funds.
  • Annual Plan process beginning. Our focus will need to be on integration, prevention and training. Also need to have discussion about the Consumer Support Funds for adults, there has been very minimal usage so far this year.
  • Open Meeting rules to apply to CSA Board, Agenda to be posted to CCHD website prior to all meetings. Public may attend, minutes will be posted
  • Conflict of Interest for CSA’s still unresolved.
  • Shore Recovery Houses, Inc. -  Justin Arrildt will present                                                                         

Program Updates:

  • Program update from Jessica Whitehurst
  • Behavioral Health update – Doris McDonald
  • Crisis Intervention Center update – Jennifer Edwards
  • On Our Own
  • DSS -  Cheryl Harms
  • Calvert County Government – Maureen Hoffman
  • Veteran affairs – Dave Spigler
  • Recruitment for Board Vacancies
  • Updates from Board member’s

Next Meeting: December 14, 2016 @ noon

Adjourne

Minutes: October 12, 2016

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