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Communities - Phase TWO

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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.

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The CAPE Pilot Communities are located in the states shown on the map.

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Wyandotte County
Kansas

Elaine Johannes
W. Todd Moore, K. Allen Greiner,

and Roberta Riportella

Genesee County
Michigan

Cathy Newkirk

Tulsa Metropolitan Statistical Area
Oklahoma

Joseph Grzywacz
Andrew Merritt & Brent Black

Whitman County
Washington

Rayna Sage

Dale and Geneva Counties, Ft. Rucker
Alabama

Wanda Carpenter
Gavin Mauldin

Autauga, Elmore, Lowndes, Montgomery Counties
Alabama

Linnea Conely
Robert Ashurst and Suman Majumdar

Kauai County
Hawaii

Sarah Yuan
Laura Jean Kawamura and Eilleen Sabino

Riley County
Kansas

John Leatherman
Elaine Johannes, Robbin Waldner Cole,

and Karen Smothers

McCracken, Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton, and Hickman Counties
Kentucky

Alison Davis
Ellen Walsh and Kaylene Cornell

Garrett County
Maryland

Ann Sherrard
Bob Stephens and Fred Polce

Doña Ana County
New Mexico

Esther Devall
Elsa Arroyos and Valois Pearce

Menominee County
Wisconsin

Brian Kowalkowski
Renee Okimosh

Kanawha County
West Virginia

Kerri Steele
Brenda Wamsley and Bonnie Dunn

Lancaster County
Nebraska

Nancy Shank
Barbara Bartle, Jeffrey Chambers, 

and Richard Hoppe

New River Valley (Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski, and City of Radford)
Virginia

Suzanne Lo
Holly Larson Lesko, Mary Beth Dunkenberger, and Cathy Callahan

Chittenden County
Vermont

Jane Kolodinsky
Kelly Hamshaw, Melanie Needle,

and Michael Schirling

Cabell County
West Virginia

Kerri Steele
Scott Lemley, Brenda Wamsley,

and Bonnie Dunn

INDEX COMMUNITIES
INDEX LIGHT COMMUNITIES
INNOVATION COMMUNITIES