The Partnership for Child Health currently provides support for the following programs, partnerships and initiatives.

Hall Halliburton Project for Collaborative Care A product of System of Care Initiative efforts, the objectives of this project are to 1) establish a sustainable Medical-Behavioral Health Home model to improve the delivery of mental health care on a population level; 2) increase the number of engaged clinicians and children and youth served; and 3) document the relevance of this model through expanded research and the dissemination of new knowledge.

Criminal Justice, Mental Health & Substance Abuse Expansion Grant The Duval County CJRG Expansion was developed in response to a Sequential Intercept Map (SIM) which was conducted in December 2018, by the University of South Florida’s Criminal Justice Mental Health & Substance Abuse Technical Assistance Center in collaboration with the CJRG Task Force and SOC Planning Council in Duval County. The Duval County CJRG Expansion fills the intervention gap at the front end of the juvenile justice system by connecting youth and their families with high social, emotional and educational needs with mental health, substance use, or wraparound services. Early service intervention will aid in preventing recidivism and youth homelessness, increase efficiencies within the system impacting at-risk youth, and provide additional opportunities for the youth to be diverted from the system.

Snyder Family Cleft & Craniofacial ProgramThe Snyder Family Cleft & Craniofacial Program (SFCCP) works to ensure the best possible outcomes for a child born with a cleft lip and/or cleft palate.  This team of physicians, surgeons, and other specialists address all aspects of care including feeding, hearing, speech, dentition, dental occlusion and facial appearance from infancy to adulthood.  The SFCCP team meets two or three times a month to evaluate each child individually. The care required for each child to attain the best medical and cosmetic outcomes is provided regardless of insurance status.

SAMHSA - Jacksonville System of Care The purpose of this grant is to establish a scalable and replicable model for implementing Medical-Behavioral Health Homes (M-BHH) to provide communities access to and the capacity to provide medical, mental, behavioral, and transition health services to children and youth at-risk for or experiencing serious emotional disturbances (SEM) and serious mental illness (SMI).

SAMHSA - Building a Resilient Jacksonville System of Care (BRJ-SOC) BRJ-SOC utilizes a rights-based framework to create an ecosystem of care to solidify, sustain and build upon community-based participatory efforts; meet the needs of high-risk youth and their families; and promote well-being, resiliency, and community healing. The initiative will serve more than 15,000 individuals in Jacksonville’s urban core, home to the city’s largest percentage of minority residents, highest poverty rates and highest death rates. The initiative is funded by a SAMHSA “Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma (ReCAST)” grant.

DCF- Criminal Justice Mental Health and Substance Abuse Grant (CJRG) Expansion The CJRG Wraparound and INtervention Strategies (WINS) initiative was developed to fill the gaps in the continuum of care for youth with substance use and/or mental health disorders, involved in or at- risk of involvement, in the juvenile justice system in Duval County by providing research driven interventions to prevent youth from entering higher levels of care through diversion and community-based programming. This initiative will implement three components:

  • High-Fidelity Wraparound (HFW) - a therapeutic care coordination model for youth with trauma indicators and mental health issues.
  • Juvenile Mental Health Court (JMHC) will be piloted for youth on probation identified with mental health and trauma indicators whose technical violations puts them at risk of residential commitment.
  • Educational-Legal Advocacy will be incorporated and all youth will be referred to the Center for Children’s Rights for an educational-legal assessment.

Duval County Diversion System of Care The Juvenile Justice Diversion grant is an award from Kids Hope Alliance to implement, provide and manage diversion services for Duval County youth offenders up to and including the age of seventeen at the time of offense.  The system of care is designed to reduce involvement in the juvenile justice system by strengthening protective factors and reducing risk factors that lead to delinquent and maladaptive behavior.

Project INSPIRE - Identifying Needs and Supports to Partner, Intervene, Reengage and Educate This multi-agency comprehensive anti-gang program for youth is a collaboration that mobilizes faith and community organizations and partners with the government and private sectors. Project INSPIRE integrates key components of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Comprehensive Gang Model, Project Safe Neighborhoods and the Gang Reduction Program to reduce and sustain reductions in community youth violence and gang victimization.

Kids ‘N Care This component of the Jacksonville System of Care Initiative is a collaboration with Family Support Services of North Florida and Children’s Medical Services which serves children in the child welfare system. These children live in environments of uncertainty and insecurity, and most have multiple unmet medical needs.  These factors put children in foster care at risk for developmental delays, mental health and behavioral problems, and school failure. The Partnership’s Kids ‘N Care nurse care coordinators support the provision of physical, mental and behavioral health services for children in foster care within a medical home framework.

CMS – RNAQ A collaborative effort between PCH, CMS and multiple community medical and behavioral health stakeholders, this initiative will focus on increasing access to medical and behavioral healthcare by establishing a network of Medical-Behavioral Health homes in Jacksonville able to care for C&Y with complex medical and mental health conditions, expanding the capacity of practices in Jacksonville to address the critical issues faced by transitioning adults with medical, developmental, and mental health conditions, and  disseminating and replicating this model regionally and statewide.

Advancing Health Literacy to Enhance Equitable Responses to COVID-19 in Jacksonville’s Health Zone 1 Through a contract with the City of Jacksonville (COJ) funded by an award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health / Office of Minority Health, the Partnership is working with COJ and local community-based organizations to develop health literacy plans to increase the availability, acceptability, and use of COVID-19 public health information and services by racial and ethnic minority populations.

Reaching Equity in Vaccine Access and Uptake (Project Reach). The Reach initiative is funded by a Health Resources and Services Administration “Local Community-Based Workforce to Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Access” grant.  The initiative leverages the multi-institutional and sectoral assets and resources of our community to establish a sustainable community-based workforce and infrastructure to maximize COVID-19 vaccine uptake in highly vulnerable African American communities, minimize disparities, and advance health equity.

Mitigating Injustice in the Justice System: Advancing Health Equity Among Youth in Communities of Color This Community Solutions for Health Equity grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will address the health care systems and policies necessary to build a health care ecosystem to prevent and mitigate disproportionate involvement in the juvenile justice system among youth of color.

Mental Health Training Grant This grant is focused increasing mental health literacy, while training others on how to appropriately and safely respond to individuals with mental health disorders.