Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health Investment Zone (BHIZ)

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.

Preventing Alcohol Related Deaths (PARD)

The City of Gallup in collaboration with Na Nihzhoozhi Center Inc (NCI) has expanded shelter capacity providing 60 beds- 36 for males and 24 for females. We plan to have 90 beds by the end of FY19. 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, a 90-day treatment program called the First Step Program, Outpatient Therapy and Case Management. The High Risk Unit is designed to provide medically complex patient triage, 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 accepting and treating patients. Outpatient Therapy services are provided by Certified Substance Abuse Counselors who will co-construct treatment plans based on the 12 core functions. Case Management will provide employment seeking skill development, resume writing, mock interviews and help with finding employment.


Sindy Sacoman

Program Evaluator



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