Local Efforts for Substance Use Disorder Treatment

AIMS

The Access Increases in Mental Health and Substance Use Services (AIMS) project focuses on expanding access and coordination of services for clients with co-occurring mental health and substance use conditions, including those who are experiencing homelessness. The project is funded from a HRSA grant for implementation through December 2018 with ongoing funds for a Behavioral Health and Addictions Integration Specialist to sustain increased capacity. 

AIMS increases treatment access and coordination capacity by:

  • Utilizing motivational interviewing training for clinic staff across all program areas to improve client engagement and outcomes
  • Increasing access to naloxone to prevent overdose deaths through improved training and workflow development
  • Refining and improving workflows related to external referrals to community mental health and substance use disorder treatment providers
  • Integrating Electronic Health Records to support the coordination of care for mental health and substance use disorder referrals
  • Providing health education to Multnomah County Health Department clinic patients and providers about the availability of  local specialty mental health and substance use disorder treatment resources as well as education about how to access and navigate these resources
  • Strengthening linkages between local specialty mental health and substance use disorder treatment organizations and Multnomah County Health Department clinics

Contact
Troy Montserrat-Gonzales, Behavioral Health and Addictions Integration Specialist
Office: (503) 988-7261
Troy.Montserrat-Gonzales@multco.us