The purpose of the One-Stop to Wellness project was to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness among African American adults. The One Stop to Wellness project provided the following services to the target population: educational sessions; medical screenings and referrals; HIV, hepatitis, and sexually transmitted disease screenings; HIV rapid testing; substance abuse treatment/relapse prevention; and recovery support.
Two goals guided the project:
- To expand access to outpatient substance abuse and/or mental health treatment for primarily African American males and females, aged 18 and over, who lived in Montgomery County, Ohio,
- To enhance substance abuse treatment services through the provision of a continuum of recovery support services, including linkage to housing and employment assistance, for individuals in their own neighborhood.
- Of those participants who had both a baseline and follow-up interview, paired-samples T-tests showed statistically significant reductions in alcohol and illegal drug use.
- Of those consumers who reported unstable housing at baseline, 58.1% reported transitioning into a stable housing environment at follow-up.
Jo Ann Ford
- Consumer Advocacy Model (CAM)
- Samaritan Behavioral Health, Inc.
- Mt. Olive Baptist Church
Publications and Presentations
- Ford, J., Duncan-Alexander, T., & Tate, Z. (2013). One stop to wellness: Recovery oriented systems of care. Presented at the Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC) Annual Grantee Meeting. January 29-30, 2013. Rockville, MD.
- Kissell, K. M., Duncan-Alexander, T., Kinzeler, N. R., & Ford, J. A. (2014, November 15-19). Using a Recovery Oriented System of Care (ROSC) model to encourage engagement in SUD treatment [Poster presentation]. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Expo New Orleans, LA, United States.