MOBILE INTEGRATED HEALTH - ARLINGTON
In the fall of 2020, Mayor Tolbert of Arlington, WA convened a group to discuss the development of a Mobile Integrated Health (MIH) program. Our CEO, Dr. Kaitlyn Goubeau, assisted in the development of a proposal to Senator Wagoner. This proposal was added to a bill and funding to support this program was approved.
Today, CJSW works directly with Mayor Tolbert to implement the MIH program. CJSW receives referrals from Arlington Police Department & North County Regional Fire Authority to assist community members in need of behavioral health or social supports. Our social workers provide de-escalation, crisis intervention, biopsychosocial assessment, brief therapeutic intervention, case management, assist with ITA paperwork, coordinate with hospital and DCR staff, and coordinate services for the individual moving forward.
The goal of this program is to reduce the over-utilization of emergency services by addressing the root cause of the issues leading to consistent 9-1-1 calls.