Sequential Intercept Model Mapping Success!

by | Jan 22, 2024 | Featured, Happening Now, Recovery | 0 comments

On January 17 and 18, 58 representatives from a wide variety of community serving organizations gathered at Elliot Hospital for the Hillsborough County-Northern Judicial District Sequential Intercept Model Mapping Workshop. This event, hosted by The Elliot, was for the purpose of identifying community centered solutions for individuals involved in the justice system with mental and substance use disorders. Makin It Happen, along with UNH Institute for Health Policy and Practice, New Hampshire Judicial Branch, and Hillsborough County partnered with The Elliot to produce this important component in recovery-based work.

Pictured Here: Makin It Happen’s Ashley Bachert, Mary Forsythe-Taber, and Kayshauna Montano, New Hampshire Judicial Branch, Administrative Office of the Courts’ Anne Zinkin, Manchester Health Department’s Elaine Michaud, and UNH Institute for Health Policy & Practice’s Deborah Fournier and Rebecca Simon

During the first day, Mayo Ruais, Greg Baxter, MD, and Commissioner Toni Pappas served opening remarks. Participants then heard a lived experience story from Ebony Martin of NAMI NH that further emphasized the importance of sequential mapping in benefiting people’s lives. Attendants were then challenged with identifying resources and opportunities within intercepts within the mapping framework.

Mayor Ruais Gives Opening Remarks
Toni Pappas Gives Opening Remarks

Throughout Day 2, participants divided into groups to coordinate an action plan for improvements that can be done to community resources. After devising their action plans, a representative from each group presented their specific objectives and steps to take towards achieving them.

Participants Working On Action Plan For Housing

A constant theme throughout the workshop is how impactful meaningful turning passion into action, especially in terms of bettering the live of the target demographic. Participants were avidly engaged and provided beneficial input throughout the day and demonstrated how integral these action plans will be.

This workshop is part of The Elliot’s newly awarded project Center for Recovery Management at Manchester to help incarcerated people who struggle with substance use disorder have the opportunity before release to acquire Medically Assisted Treatment to aid in their transition back into society. Makin’ It Happen is happy to be a partner working on this crucial grant and we look forward to the positive impact it will have on the community!

For the official press release, click here!