Partnership Douglas County serves Northern Regional Behavioral Health Policy Board regions(s): The Northern Region consists of Carson City, Churchill, Douglas, Lyon, and Storey Counties, stretching across 8,049 square miles in northwestern Nevada. The total population of the Northern Region, close to reaching 200,000, is largely rural in nature, with several city hubs including Carson City, Gardnerville, Dayton, and Fernley.
The Northern Regional Behavioral Health Board priorities include:
- Obtain sustainable funding for current crisis stabilization and jail diversion programs (MOST, FASTT, CIT, and Carson Tahoe Mallory Crisis Center)
- Increase behavioral health workforce with the capability to treat all ages across
- Increase access to treatment in all levels of
- Increase access to affordable and supported
- Develop services to support continuity of care (e.g. continuation of medication/ service connection with community health worker, and peers).
Partnership Douglas County chairs and facilitates the Douglas County Behavioral Health Taskforce. Through the local taskforce we support and report to the Northern Board on joint priorities and initiatives in Douglas County.
Partnership Douglas County meetings and membership include representation defined by the twelve sectors as outlined in the DFC Act of 1997 including:
- Organizations serving youth
- Law enforcement
- Religious or fraternal organizations civic or volunteer groups
- Healthcare professional or organizations
- State, local, and tribal government agencies
- Other local organizations involved in reducing substance use