Behavioral Health

Preventing Alcohol-Related Deaths (PARD) 2017-

The City of Gallup in collaboration with Na Nihzhoozhi Center Inc (NCI) has expanded its shelter capacity by providing 60 beds- 36 for males and 24 for females. We plan to have 90 beds by the end of FY22. At the shelter, meals are provided and hygiene is distributed. Additionally, the City of Gallup has contracted with the Gallup Police Department to provide transportation from GIMC Emergency Department to NCI Because of the PARD grant, NCI Detox now includes a high-risk unit, Outpatient Therapy and Case Management. The High-Risk Unit is designed to provide medically complex patient triage, and coordination with Gallup Indian Medical Center (GIMC) to ensure clients are keeping scheduled appointments, access to medications, medication schedule reminders, safe storage of medications, and transportation to scheduled appointments. The unit is fully staffed and accepts and treats patients. Outpatient Therapy services are provided by Certified Substance Abuse Counselors who will co-construct treatment plans based on the 12 core functions. 

Sindy Sacoman, Program Evaluator

Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) 2021-

Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) is a pre-arrest diversion program, rooted in harm reduction, in which police officers divert individuals to intensive case management in lieu of arrest for low-level nonviolent crimes driven by substance use disorder and other unmet behavioral health needs.

Sindy Sacoman, Program Evaluator

Behavioral Health Investment Zone (BHIZ) 2016-2021

The McKinley County BHIZ continues to implement a systematic approach to reducing alcohol-related injury and death. Through various funding, we have partnered with Na Nihzhoozhi Center Inc (NCI) and RMCH to offer a variety of services. The approach includes 1. Social detox services 2. Individual and group counseling services 3. 90-day treatment 4. Case management 5. Shelter care 6. Aftercare and 7. Community collaboration and Capacity building. The above-listed services keep clients out of inclement weather, off the streets in a safe environment, and out of danger of accidental injuries/deaths while intoxicated and provide clients an opportunity to receive treatment in order to increase their chances of becoming contributing community members.

Sindy Sacoman, Program Evaluator

First Responders- Comprehensive Addictions Recovery Act (FR-CARA)

The Gallup Fire Department along with the Behavioral Health Department will collaborate to provide FR-CARA. The team provides resources to First responders on carrying and administering Narcan (naloxone) for emergency reversal of known or suspected opioid overdose.  The purpose of this program is to administer Narcan (naloxone) Nasal Spray for emergency reversal of known or suspected opioid overdose.  We will also establish processes, protocols, mechanisms for referral to appropriate treatment and recovery support services, and safety around fentanyl, carfentanil, and other dangerous licit and illicit drugs.

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