Parachute NYC: Mental Health Treatment - Fund for Public Health in New York, Inc

Program Location: 
New York City, NY
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The Fund for Public Health in New York, Inc., in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Division of Mental Hygiene, is receiving a CMS Health Care Innovation Award to implement Parachute NYC, providing need-adapted treatment model (NATM) interventions for Medicaid beneficiaries and other people with serious mental illness who have a diagnosis of psychosis. Persons with psychosis are likely to rely on crisis-based care and generally lack adequate preventive care. Serving Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, and Queens, the program will use peer health navigators, nurse practitioners, mobile crisis teams, and crisis respite centers to provide early engagement, continuity of care and combined peer and professional community service thus shifting the focus of care from crisis intervention to long-term, community-integrated treatment with access to primary care, improving crisis management and reducing emergency room visits and hospital admissions.


Last updated April 2014
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