OptumHealth New Mexico: Post-Traumatic-Stress Disorder Treatment and Support Services for Veterans and Family MembersDeadline: September 15, 2014
OptumHealth is procuring services for veterans in collaboration with the New Mexico Interagency Behavioral Health Purchasing Collaborative. This funding is state general funds and is provided on behalf of the Human Services Department, Behavioral Health Services Division (BHSD). OptumHealth is seeking providers for treatment and support services to address the unmet needs of veterans with a primary diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other trauma related mental health or co-occurring substance use disorder and/or their families. Services will address the needs of families who are living with the effects of a veteran with a primary diagnosis of PTSD and experiencing trauma-related issues to include substance use, depression, anger, domestic violence and social and economic challenges. Treatment services need to be evidence-based or based on best practices. Treatment services may be culturally specific, gender specific and/or address military sexual trauma and be family centered. In addition, treatment services must address, either by the provider or by referral, all associated mental health and substance use issues, medical issues, and issues of daily living to include, but not limited to, housing, employment, education, life skills, activities of daily living, etc. ensuring that all identified needs are client and family centered and are addressed and coordinated to support holistic long-term recovery.
Amount: Approximately $350,000 annually for up to four years. OptumHealth anticipates selecting six providers.
Eligibility: Offerors must deliver services using the principles of Trauma Informed Care (TIC), and be familiar with Recovery Oriented System of Care (ROSC) and apply the practice and principles of ROSC, ensuring that veterans and their families are connected with recovery supports and resources prior to discharge when there is an identified substance use disorder. Preference will be given to programs located in rural areas of the state. Rural areas, for purposes of the RFP, are defined as “any part of the state other than Los Alamos County and certain municipalities: Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Farmington, Las Cruces, Roswell and Santa Fe; and a 10-mile zone around those select municipalities.”
Note: An Acknowledgement of Receipt form is due August 28, 2014.