DATE: April 3, 2009
TO: Town Council
FROM: Carlo Robustelli Mayoral Aide,
Andrew Pham Mayoral Intern
SUBJECT: Mayor’s Mental Health Task Force “Defining the Box” Work Group Meeting, Town Operations Center, 1st floor Conference Room Public Works, 6850 Millhouse Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-8175
Task Force Members Present: Natalie Ammarell (Chair), Thava Mahadevan, Michelle Turner, Linda Foxworth
Staff Members Present: Andrew Pham
Members of the Public Present: Bebe Smith, Lisa Lackmann
Mapping the System
The group discussed making the following changes to the diagrams:
Foster Care System
UNC Health Care
Project Turn Around
Adding Self-pay and private insurance to the funding sources
Replace “Town of Chapel Hill” funding source with “Local Municipalities” and add “Foundations”
Differentiate between the age groups from a clinical and funding stand point
Possibly arrange system maps according to the consumers who have Medicaid and those that do not.
The group discussed the complications in describing the funding sources for various age groups since there are a variety of eligibility requirements. It was agreed that the working group would create a written appendix to the visual aids to accurately describe the sources of funds for each group. The group listed the funding sources for the following age groups: birth-2, 3-17, and 18-21.
Goals for the Next Meeting
Ammarell suggested that the group think about what message(s) we are trying to convey by the visuals. Mahadevan was tasked with writing up the specific issues that young adults face in the system. Turner agreed to create a diagram describing the criminal justice system. Smith offered a rough draft drawing of the UNC Healthcare system and will help “tweak” it between meetings. Ammarell asked that all members suggest ways that the Task Force can effect change in the mental health system locally.
The working group scheduled its next meeting for April 22, 2009 – 4:00PM -5:30PM. – Town Operations Center 1st Floor Conference Room