Trillium receives two innovation awards with partners
Monday, December 3, 2018
Trillium Health Resources was recognized in two categories for the 2018 Innovation Awards.
Promoted by the i2i Center for Integrative Health, the awards recognize innovation in services and programming to increase integrated, whole person approaches to care. Trillium partnered with Inflexxion and seven providers on the Comprehensive Health Assessment for Teens (CHAT) for the Technology Award, and Oxford House’s 2020 Vision for Recovery on the Community Inclusion Award.
Trillium started using Inflexxion’s CHAT in 2015 and now offers CHAT through seven providers. Members can complete the self-administered web-based interview on a tablet, smartphone, or computer. A therapist then meets with the youth to complete the assessment process.
Research indicated that adolescents have a higher rate of self-disclosure using CHAT by allowing them to respond to questions while in a private setting and at their own pace. Adolescent members can address their needs even earlier on in the treatment planning process.
Trillium providers have completed over 925 CHAT assessments since it was launched in 2016. CHAT allows Trillium to capture trends more rapidly. For example, 18 percent of CHAT users report being seriously bullied or harassed in school compared with 7 percent of the national average. Also, 33 percent of CHAT users stated they have used Marijuana/THC. Being aware of ongoing trends allows Trillium and CHAT providers to strategically plan and prepare for the needs of adolescents.
Oxford Houses are clean, sober-living options for individuals in recovery from a substance use disorder. Trillium started the 2020 Vision for Recovery with Oxford House in 2016.
While most Oxford Houses nationwide are in urban settings, this agreement plans to add 20 new sites in the Trillium catchment area by 2020, with many in rural locations. The shared vision between Trillium and Oxford House will help to improve the lives of many people. A total of 13 Oxford Houses, with over 103 total beds, have been created through this initiative and are a safe haven for those they serve.
I2i Center for Integrative Health will present the awards at their annual conference in Pinehurst on Thursday. I2i’s mission is to foster collaborative and evidence-based initiatives for improving the quality and efficacy of the behavioral health, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and substance use care and support services systems within a comprehensive system of whole person care. For more information, visit www.i2icenter.org.
Trillium Health Resources is a specialty care manager (LME/MCO) for individuals with substance use, mental illness and intellectual/developmental disabilities in 26 counties in eastern North Carolina. Trillium’s mission is to transform the lives of people in need by providing them with ready access to quality care. For more information, visit www.TrilliumHealthResources.org.