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Coweta Cares receives award for mobile services

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  • Oct. 07, 2019 - 9:59 PM

Coweta Cares receives award for mobile services

Photo courtesy of Tom Corker

Jade Benefield, Craig Dunn and Chief Jeff Denney accept the award for Coweta Cares’ delivery of mental health services.

Coweta Cares was honored with the Regional Outstanding Behavioral Health Provider Award at the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities 2019 Behavioral Health Symposium.

The award was given for its delivery of mental health services in Region 6.

Coweta Cares is a behavioral health response unit that focuses on frequent users of emergency services. Through Mobile Integrated Healthcare, the program utilizes a paramedic and a licensed professional counselor equipped with a vehicle to make home visits.

The initial efforts of Coweta Cares’ mobile program have been to instruct behavioral health patients to better care for themselves.

According to a press release, “MIH integrates specially trained pre-hospital professionals with an expanded role, who will assist with closing health care gaps and improve access while decreasing healthcare costs.”

The program is designed to grow to help cover other frequent users of emergency care over the next few years, according to the press release.

Coweta Cares is based on a similar program at Grady Memorial Hospital.