Mental Health Workgroup

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The Challenge: More than 30,000 Marion County residents turn to the emergency room each year as their only source of mental health assistance. We don’t know the true mental health prevalence rate for Marion County but Marion County has been designated a shortage area for mental health professionals  AND Florida ranks 49th among states for mental health programs.

The Goal: Develop a community based vision to positively impact Mental and Dental health in Marion County by identifying existing resources and supporting a balanced portfolio of projects that promote long-term success while improving short-term outcomes in the acute care arena.

See the full strategic plan for the Mental Health Work Group.