Carol Morde Ross Distinguished Professor Victoria Soltis-Jarrett, PhD, PMHCNS/NP-BC, FAANP, has been appointed to serve on a steering committee for new Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC) in North Carolina. The committee is designed to provide guidance and strategic direction for the CCBHC.
Dr. Soltis-Jarrett is the only nurse practitioner on the committee and was selected for service based on her “expertise on, commitment to, and contributions made to improving services for North Carolinians with mental health and substance use disorders and their families,” said Courtney Cantrell, PhD, director of the NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services.
“I’m so pleased and proud to represent the School of Nursing and serve the people of North Carolina in this way,” said Soltis-Jarrett.
The CCBHC project is the result of a planning grant from the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services and is designed to certify community behavioral health clinics according to criteria such as staffing, availability of and access to services, care coordination, scope of services, and more; to develop a prospective payment system for Medicaid reimbursable services; and to develop a proposal for a two-year demonstration program.
Our congratulations and thanks to Dr. Soltis-Jarrett for this important service to our friends and neighbors in North Carolina!