DWIHN Major Projects & Initiatives

Mental Health Care-Putting Children First

The Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network continues to focus on putting children first and ensuring that the community knows DWIHN offers a comprehensive System of Care for children, families and parents. Please visit our Children's Initiatives page for more information about Trauma-Informed Care, Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health, and services for LGBTQ2S youth.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1_EqvXDpBs
Go to: https://www.dwihn.org/childrens-initiatives

DWIHN Clinical Care Center

The Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network is transforming its current location on Milwaukee Avenue, in the heart of the New Center area in Detroit, into a Clinical Care Center. This will be a facility where adults and children can be evaluated to determine their medical necessity for crisis level services. It will add 39 beds to DWIHN’s Crisis Continuum and will be a 24-hour Clinical Care Center. Construction begins Spring 2022 and will be completed early 2023. Take a listen to DWIHN CEO/President Eric Doeh as he talks about how this new facility will impact the needs of those with mental health and substance use concerns: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVlr5W72wPw&t=3s
 

We Need Your Voice

Michiganders speak out against the Michigan Senate Majority Leader’s money-grabbing legislation that puts profits before vulnerable people with mental illness, substance use disorders, and intellectual and developmental disabilities. Your voice is needed to stop the attempt to give $3 billion, every year, of your tax dollars, to health insurance companies. Be clear that this is not about improving or integrating care but about the money.

Watch what Michiganders who will be impacted by these bills, if they become law, are saying about eliminating the public community mental health system in Michigan: 

Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs)

What are they? A Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic or CCBHC is designed to provide a comprehensive range of mental health and substance use disorder services to vulnerable people. The CCBHCs basically allow Medicaid dollars to be used in crisis situations to connect people to help without the whole eligibility conversation. The CCBHCs provide an array of services needed to create access, stabilize people in crisis and provide necessary treatment for those with the most serious, complex mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The approach integrates additional services to ensure a health care approach emphasizing recovery, wellness, trauma-informed care and physical and behavioral health integration. These services include but are not limited to:
  • Crisis Mental Health Services including 24/7/365 Mobile Crisis Team Response
  • Easy Access to Care
  • Expanded Care Coordination
  • Immediate Screening and Risk Assessment
  • Intensive, Community-based Mental Health Care for Active Duty Military and Veterans
  • Outpatient Clinic Primary Care Screening
  • Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Use Services
  • Patient-Centered Treatment Planning
  • Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services
  • Peer Support and Counselor Services
  • Risk Assessments
  • Targeted Case Management
Michigan has been approved as a CCBHC demonstration state by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS). 14 sites, including 11 Community Mental Health Service Providers (CMHSPs) and three non-profit behavioral health providers are eligible to participate in the demonstration. So far there are only a few in the state of Michigan including The Guidance Center, CNS Healthcare and Easterseals.
 
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Behavioral Health Homes

DWIHN Providers now offer the Behavioral Health Home as a benefit for Medicaid, Healthy Michigan Plan and MI Child enrollees.

This new program can help improve your health outcomes, coordinate your health care needs and increase access to care. Click HERE to learn more.

 


Opioid Health Homes

DWIHN is making it easier for you to connect to opioid recovery resources by offering "Opioid Health Homes".

What are they? The Opioid Health Homes (OHH) are not a “health home” in the sense of a place to live rather it’s a “model of care” that can help coordinate your health and social needs.

Why is this important? This “model of care” is comprised of primary care and specialty behavioral health providers, bridging the gap between the historically two distinct delivery systems for optimal care integration. It is specialized care focused on recovery-centered services as well as a personalized plan for you. People diagnosed with an Opioid Use Disorder and who are receiving Medicaid, Healthy Michigan, Freedom to Work, Healthy Kids Expansion and MIChild Beneficiary benefits are eligible.

What will I receive? You will receive access to a team of healthcare professionals, referrals to appropriate community and support services, comprehensive care management, care tailored to your specific needs, individual and family support. You will have access to a multi-disciplinary team comprised of behavioral health professionals, addiction specialists, primary care providers, nurse care managers, and peer recovery coaches/community health workers.

How do I sign up? You can call the DWIHN Access Center Helpline (800-241-4949) for more information, or reach out to your current Provider if you’re already receiving services for more info and a referral.


DWIHN / DPD / City of Detroit Behavioral Health Partnerships

 

  • Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network (DWIHN) in partnership with the Detroit Police Department and the City of Detroit’s Housing and Revitalization Department is expanding the program into the 12th precinct in hopes to have this implemented in all DPD precincts by the end of 2021. This groundbreaking partnership brings additional behavioral health support to police officers, 911 call takers and homeless outreach workers when they encounter citizens experiencing mental health challenges.

  • DWIHN Partnership with the City of Detroit Housing Department-homeless Outreach Teams. This team consists of a DWIHN behavioral health specialist and homeless street outreach providers who conduct preventative outreach and coordinate with DPD Neighborhood Police Officers (NPOs) to connect unsheltered residents with mental health services. This team provides individuals with wraparound housing and behavioral health services including a potential transfer to permanent housing for those who qualify. Detroit HOT follows best practices in building trust with participants through outreach and immediate transportation to services as needed.

DETROIT @ WORK Initiative

DWIHN and Detroit@Work which is the city of Detroit Employment program are partnering to help find employment and to connect people to mental health resources if needed.

 


CIT Gold Program

DWIHN has received the gold program certification in Crisis Intervention Training (CIT). 
To learn more, check out the DWIHN CIT website: https://www.detroitwaynecit.org/

School Success Initiative Program

The School Success Initiative is an evidenced and prevention-based mental health program provided to students K-12 within Wayne  County schools. This program aims to ensure that students and their families have access to services within a school-based setting, are provided psychoeducation training, and are being assisted to reduce the stigma surrounding children and families to provide behavioral health supports and services to benefit those in need.

This program is facilitated by DWIHN, in partnership with Detroit Public School Community District (DPSCD) and The City of Detroit Mayor's Office. The School Success Initiative program is offered by 11 community-based mental health professionals/providers within Wayne County. In addition to providing services to children in schools, the network provides parent education and engagement groups, professional development, and psychoeducation for teachers, staff, and school administrators.

Through the School Success Initiative program, DWIHN is working with DPSCD to improve students' mental health outcomes and their families within Wayne County through education, referrals, and early intervention. Collaboration between these entities has assisted with the development and implementation of new curriculums that are age-appropriate to reach more students and families across all grade levels.
 

DWIHN Summer Youth Employment Program

For the 8th year, Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network will support the efforts of Mayor Duggan and County Executive Evans to provide employment to adolescents over the summer. Through various city and county partners young people will be provided with jobs that expose them to a variety of career opportunities, ranging from park ranger to police officer, to physicians. Adolescents are provided with numerous educational sessions focusing on life skills and behavioral health.