This group will evaluate the inventory of mental health and addiction services for adults and children in the area. Among other tasks, this group will assess gaps in access points, review strategies to prevent drug and alcohol use among youth and explore structures to better integrate primary care in coordinating mental health and addiction treatment. The proposed new system will be dedicated to partnering with the medical and social service community to combat addiction and help the next generation achieve its potential.
Each work group will hold public meetings that will rotate throughout Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.
The steering committees will hold separate meetings to examine top health issues and also review presentations from health experts and community members.
Here is the upcoming meeting schedule (meetings are from 9:30 am – Noon):
9/17 9:30 a.m. SWVA Higher Education Center, Abingdon
10/21 9:30 a.m. Millennium Centre, Johnson City
11/17 9:30 a.m. SWVA Higher Education Center, Abingdon
12/18 9:30 a.m. Millennium Centre, Johnson City
- Dr. Teresa Kidd, president and CEO of Frontier Health
- Eric Greene, SVP of Virginia services for Frontier Health