Summit County Mental Wellness Plan

Summit County Selects New Mental Health Provder

Apr 26, 2019
Summit County

Summit County approved a new mental health and substance abuse services contract on Thursday. There is also a new county position of a full time Director of Behavioral Health.

County Council selected The University of Utah to be the contracted provider for substance abuse and mental health services for Summit County. It will replace a 20- year agreement with Valley Behavioral Health. The contract isn’t finalized but the county attorney is working to finish it up in the next few weeks.

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.