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In February 2021, Lifeways received a $2M grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to its expansion of the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics program.
With this support, Lifeways, Inc. will improve the overall health status of un- or under-insured Lifeways’ children, veterans and any client with serious and persistent mental
illness (SPMI), severe emotional disturbance (SED), substance use disorder (SUD) and chronic physical conditions by providing on-site integrated health care in Lifeways’ Ontario community mental health program. Lifeways’ Integrated Health Program (IHP) will increase access and improve quality of care through expansion of current intensive and substance-use evidence-based behavioral health programs to include coordinated, accessible, and seamless on-site primary care services.
Lifeways’ Intensive program delivers outpatient and community services to adults and youth with SPMI or SED through services such as, Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), Early Assessment Support Alliance (EASA), mobile and 24-hour crisis center services. Lifeways Substance Use program delivers outpatient, residential and transitional services for adults with substance and gambling addictions.
Lifeways serves individuals in Malheur County regardless of race, religion, age, geographic location or socio-economic background. Of Lifeways’ clients with Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder, approximately 45% also experience chronic medical conditions including, diabetes, Hypertension (HTN), Obesity, Hep A, Hep B, Hep C and HIV. By eliminating gaps in access to coordinated, real-time, whole-person care, Lifeways seeks to provide clients increased total health and wellness.