BHC's Historical Materials
BHC's Development - 2019 - 2020
CHIP pursued and was awarded a Rural Community Opioid Response Program Planning HRSA Grant from mid-2019 through mid 2020. That grant supported the expansion of what was originally known, in 2018 - 2019, as the Jefferson Rural Mental Health Development Network, (Network). The initial Network, funded by an earlier HRSA grant, was composed of Discovery Behavioral Health, East Jefferson Fire and Rescue, Jefferson Healthcare and Jefferson County Public Health.
Now, in 2020, the BHC includes the original Network Members and has been expanded to include Port Townsend City Police Chief, County Sheriff, Jail Superintendent, Criminal Justice, Quilcene Fire Department, UW's Alcohol and Drug Institute, and affordable housing, private local MAT and counseling service providers, along with an ad hoc committee of several community resource players.
CHIP has procured funding for a total of six years to develop the BHC to lead and facilitate a collective stakeholder approach to the goal of savings lives we might otherwise have lost, reducing recidivism, and ensuring Jefferson County residents in Behavioral Health crisis have access to earlier and local intervention.
Click below to access files documenting the BHC's work from 2019 -2020 - including ongoing process, discussion and decisions, including agendas, meeting minutes, and other supporting materials.
Deliverables Developed for the
2019-2020 RCORP-Planning Grant
BHC Meeting Materials (Chronological)
Agenda - 08/13/2020 BHC Meeting #13
Minutes from 6/12/2020 BHC Meeting #12
July 2020 - No Meeting
BHC meeting Cancelled for Summer Break
Agenda (The first meeting of the BHC overlapped with the final meeting of the JRMHDNetwork)