Millage investment priorities

Photo of a napkin with notes about strategic planning stepsThe Community Mental Health Advisory Committee (CMHAC), appointed by the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners, identified seven strategies for the use of millage resources during the first three years of funding:

  1. Serve all residents, regardless of insurance status.
  2. Leverage limited resources to secure other resources for more impact.
  3. Use investments to serve the entire county--within and beyond urban centers.
  4. Target additional millage resources to serve persons, families, and areas with high levels of disparity and risk including youth; persons with moderate to severe mental health needs and co-occurring illnesses who are uninsured or underinsured; underserved zip codes with high levels of risk or disparity (i.e., 48197, 48198, 48189); and persons with very low economic and/or social resources.
  5. Build on current demonstrated capacity and expertise in the community by optimizing community partnerships, especially with other sources of funding.
  6. Invest in community-based prevention work and services, as well as traditional services and supports.
  7. Reserve some millage resources for needs and opportunities that are uncovered during planning processes and initial expansion of services.

With these seven strategies in place, the committee recommended 11 investments in three targeted areas: Planning and integrating; expanding services; evaluating and communicating. To review these investment recommendations, click on the tabs below.

  1. Plan and Integrate
  2. Expand Services
  3. Evaluate and Communicate

Photo of staff from WCCMH and volunteers working on program integrationPlan and integrate 

To improve access to mental health services in the community; to enhance crisis, youth, and substance use treatment services; and to ensure a full continuum of health and human services by supporting new community partnerships.

  1. Plan and integrate 24/7 access, crisis response, and stabilization services
  2. Plan youth services
  3. Plan substance use disorder services

Recommended Investment: $167,000 - $250,000 per year