Wyoming Blueprint Revision 2010: Reclaiming Wyoming
In 2001, the legislature mandated that the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) “develop a detailed, comprehensive substance abuse control plan for the prevention, early intervention and treatment designed to curb alcohol and controlled substance abuse in the state of Wyoming.” W.S. § 9-2-122. The WDH, per this legislative directive, developed and released the first edition of Wyoming’s control plan titled “Reclaiming Wyoming: A Comprehensive Blueprint for the Prevention, Early Intervention and Treatment of Substance Abuse. ” Since 2001, the legislature has significantly impacted Wyoming’s substance abuse and mental health system, requiring an update to the Blueprint. The Blueprint revision will incorporate substance abuse and mental health into an updated plan for Wyoming.
This is an exciting time for people involved in mental health and addiction services. Health care reform, insurance parity, continuing research including the development of medication assisted treatment, use of internet and other technology create great challenges and even greater opportunities. The revision of the 2001 Blueprint is an effort to keep up with changes in the behavioral health field and provide a vision of how those elements can be utilized. The Blueprint will serve as a roadmap to provide consumers, providers, legislators, policy makers and other stakeholders with a shared vision of Wyoming ‘s system.
Project Goals & Timelines:
Interactive Website available for information and feedback (December 1st Live Date): www.wyo-blueprint2010.com
Stage 1: (Begin in December; Complete in March)
Structured Data Collection Efforts (Emerging Trends & Research)
Focus Groups/Stakeholder Meetings
Key Informant Interviews
Stage 2: (Begin in December; Complete in March)
Research and Analysis of Current Best & Promising Practices
Stage 3: (Draft in February; Complete in June)
Creation of Blueprint Report and Presentation for Feedback to Wyoming MHSAS Division & Key Stakeholders and submit to the Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Interim Committee
Stage 4: Revise based on feedback from stakeholders
Please click www.wyo-blueprint2010.com to access information about this Project.
To access a copy of the 2001 Blueprint, please click here http://www.health.wyo.gov/mhsa/about/blueprint.html.