Summit County Mental Health

Summit County

Summit County selected the University of Utah to provide Behavioral Health services starting in September. The program’s success depends on signing up local mental health providers who are willing to participate in the program. KPCW has details on how providers can become part of the new community behavioral health network.

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The Park City Council will receive an update on Summit County’s mental health services at Thursday’s council meeting, before deciding how to continue the City’s financial support of those efforts. The conversation also raises questions about the City’s funding philosophy when it comes to County services. 

Summit County

As the county draws near to the one-year anniversary of implementing the Summit County Mental Wellness Plan, KPCW takes a look at the progress of the plan.

Last November, Summit County Council ratified a Summit County Mental Wellness Plan. The plan has five strategic goals, focusing on access, equity, recovery and reintegration, success and sustainability and prevention and education. The five goals also have nearly 50 objectives to accomplish over the 5 years.

Summit County Mental Health Director Aaron Newman says he views the first year as a success.