The Mental Health & Substance Use Task Force integrates mental health & addiction medicine into the vision and activities of the Coalition: quality, access, prevention and cost. The Task Force’s goals include ensuring that every committee/task force/group of the Coalition incorporates into their outcome option attention to mental health and substance abuse issues for that activity, specifically focusing on education, stigma reduction, and improved screening for mental health and substance use disorders. The Task Force undertakes specific projects to address behavioral health needs of the community and through a collaborative effort has previously focused on the following projects:
- Genesee County Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT);
- Join Together/DEMAND TREATMENT!; and
- Depression in Primary Care Program.