Hernando County residents encouraged to take survey

March 22, 2017




WellFlorida News Release

Adults, age 18 and older, and adults with family members, who have a mental health illness and/or drug or alcohol problem are encouraged to take a brief online survey. Survey results will be used to improve behavioral health services in Hernando County and divert individuals away from the criminal justice system and into treatment. The survey is being conducted by WellFlorida Council for LSF Health Systems. Survey participants can enter to win a $25 gift card. To take the survey, go to www.WellFlorida.org and select “surveys.” For more information, contact Lindsey Redding at lredding@www.wellflorida.org or 352-313-6500 x 110. The survey will close April 6.

Funding for this project is provided by the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) through the Criminal Justice, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse (CJMHSA) Reinvestment grant program. The primary goal of the CJMHSA planning grant is to assess and plan for the needs of Hernando County adults with mental health, substance abuse, or co-occurring disorders, who are in, or are at risk of entering the criminal justice system.

LSF Health Systems, an arm of Lutheran Services Florida, is the not-for-profit behavioral health Managing Entity contracted by the Florida DCF to serve a 23-county region in Northeast and North Central Florida. LSF Health Systems promotes and supports the development of holistic, innovative and evidence-based programs within a strength-based, recovery-oriented System of Care. LSF Health System’s network of providers consists of more than 40 leading behav­iorial health organizations that provide a comprehensive range of mental health, substance abuse, and primary care services for uninsured children, adults and families who lack the financial resources to receive care.

WellFlorida Council is the health planning council for North Central Florida.

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