Benchmarking community behavioral health
The goal of CAPE Phase Two is to develop a low-cost, replicable community level early warning system for behavioral health (mental health and substance abuse). This is happening through Index Communities, Index Light Communities, Innovation Communities, and one Replicator Community.
Index Communities – Local teams have identified 30 knowledgeable community members to respond to biweekly surveys about behavioral health in their communities over the course of the next year. The national CAPE team analyzes the data and provides monthly reports to the local teams so they can identify potential spikes or increases and develop relevant and timely interventions. There are nine Index Communities.
Index Light Communities – Local teams have identified 30 knowledgeable community members to respond to monthly surveys about behavioral health in their communities over the course of the next year. The national CAPE team analyzes the data and provides monthly reports to the local teams so they can identify potential spikes or increases. There are four Index Light Communities.
Innovation Communities – Local teams have developed an early warning protocol, unique to their community, and are working to test that protocol. When spikes or increases are detected, an intervention will be developed and put into action. Many of these include the use of regularly updated administrative data, such as police or hospital data. There are four Innovation Communities.
Replicator Community – WRDC Director and CAPE Regional Specialist for the West region, Don Albrecht, will use successful components from Innovation Communities to replicate a community early warning system for Seattle, WA.
The CAPE Pilot Communities are located in the states shown on the map.
W. Todd Moore, K. Allen Greiner,
and Roberta Riportella
Tulsa Metropolitan Statistical Area
Andrew Merritt & Brent Black
Dale and Geneva Counties, Ft. Rucker
Autauga, Elmore, Lowndes, Montgomery Counties
Robert Ashurst and Suman Majumdar
Laura Jean Kawamura and Eilleen Sabino
Elaine Johannes, Robbin Waldner Cole,
and Karen Smothers
McCracken, Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton, and Hickman Counties
Ellen Walsh and Kaylene Cornell
Bob Stephens and Fred Polce
Doña Ana County
Elsa Arroyos and Valois Pearce
Brenda Wamsley and Bonnie Dunn
Barbara Bartle, Jeffrey Chambers,
and Richard Hoppe
New River Valley (Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski, and City of Radford)
Holly Larson Lesko, Mary Beth Dunkenberger, and Cathy Callahan
Kelly Hamshaw, Melanie Needle,
and Michael Schirling
Scott Lemley, Brenda Wamsley,
and Bonnie Dunn