Foundation’s CHC to roll out “Recovery 101” mental health program

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s Community Health Collaborative (CHC) announced today it would roll out the peer-led mental health and substance abuse recovery program “Recovery 101: How to Become a ROCC Star” across North Texas.

Working with UT Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW), the Association of Persons Affected by Addiction (APAA) and the National Alliance of Mental Illness North Texas (NAMI), the program is expected to create awareness and educate participants about the key concepts of mental health and addiction recovery.

The seminars will be interactive and are suitable for all participants no matter their experience with mental health and substance abuse.

“We are thankful to the CHC’s partners and health systems for making mental health and recovery a priority during this ongoing pandemic” said Dr. Sushma Sharma, director of population health research at the DFWHC Foundation. “We plan to roll out this program to 16 counties in North Texas.”

The seminar will be available in the counties of Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, Wise, Grayson, Somervell, Hood and Navarro.

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The program is supported by the Community Mental Health Grant Program from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). The Community Mental Health Grant Program was established by House Bill 13, 85th Legislature, Regular Session, 2017 and authored by Representative Four Price. The 86th Legislature appropriated $45 million in 2019 to continue the Community Mental Health Grant Program in 2020 and 2021.