|In order to more fully meet the treatment needs of the AI/AN population of Pierce County, this project will engage the community in an 18-month planning project to evaluate the current treatment system and develop a local model which incorporates, as appropriate, best practice approaches to increase the effectiveness of the services in a culturally relevant manner.
The Puyallup Tribal Health Authority shall provide workshops and community meetings to train and educate the staff and community on the planning strategies. The data and information gathered from this planning process can be used to provide consultation and technical assistance to other Pacific Northwest tribes in the area that are interested in developing and improving their substance abuse treatment systems. The studies will help to formulate a plan on integrating the medical, mental health, and treatment center services into a comprehensive service system based on Behavior Health. The target groups include Puyallup Tribal members and Na�ve Americans/Alaska Natives who are low income, indigent addicts, alcoholics, and drug abusers within Pierce County.
Planning, not services grant. Assess need, develop intervention plan around integration of primary medical, mental health, and chemical dependency treatment services for co-occurring disorders.
Indian Nation Served
Puyallup Tribal Community
Community Survey, literature review, needs assessment, identify best practices, design program, present plan to community and administration for review and approval.
Community Services Plan to be developed.