Alliance Health Services Wins $4M Grant to Expand Clinic Services
By: Christen Hill
Alliance Health Services has been awarded a $4 million federal grant to increase access at its clinics and improve behavioral health services.
Alliance Health Services will use the grant money to become a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC). The grant comes from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The purpose of this CCBHC grant program is to increase access to and improve the quality of mental and substance use disorder treatment services.
“We are excited to receive this grant as it will help us increase access to thesecritical services,” said CEO of Alliance Healthcare Services Laurie Powell.
“Covid-19 has stressed the behavioral health system which was already
underfunded to begin with, so this is a big win for us.”
Through the grant funding, the CCBHC will expand and provide individual-and family- centered integrated services and provide around the clock crisis intervention services for things such as opioid use disorders.
The clinics will also offer services for children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbance (SED), and individuals with co-occurring mental and substance disorders (COD).
“We hope to make a positive impact on these numbers in our community and continue to support our mission to Promote Wellness In Our Community,” said Powell.
Alliance Healthcare Services is the largest comprehensive behavioral health provider in Shelby County serving over 22,000 residents.