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Lake County COSSAP - A Way Out Program 3.0

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $1,451,229)

County of Lake, dba Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is applying for funding in the amount of $1,451,229.23 in Category 1a: Local Applications. This project serves Lake County, Illinois with a population of 711,239. The purpose of this project is to provide wraparound evidenced-based treatment for consumers of the A Way Out 3.0 program including Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), recovery support services, peer support, case management, and transitional and recovery housing. A Way Out 3.0 will serve as an evidence-based treatment initiative for individuals at high risk of overdose and substance abuse and as a pre-booking and post-booking alternative to incarceration. The project will focus on increasing access to treatment, increasing treatment success rates, reducing overdoses, and providing community outreach. This project will aim to have 90% of consumers with opioid use scheduled to receive services or treatment within 24 hours of initial contact, 70% of consumers will successfully complete their first treatment episode, 90% of consumers will receive information regarding MAT and/or naloxone and given an appropriate referral, Peer Support groups will be offered bi-weekly for consumers, and one community outreach session will be conducted by the Project Coordinator per month. Priority considerations addressed in this application include a high rate of primary treatment episodes for heroin and other opioids, high rates of overdose deaths, and a lack of accessibility to treatment providers and facilities. Professor Monika Waszczuk from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Sciences (RFUMS) will serve as the evaluator for the proposed project.

Date Created: September 29, 2022