By Emily Selby, Case Manager/BHT
Chaz Martinez, Program Director of WestCare Arizona’s Rural Communities Opioid Resources Program (RCORP), conducted a RCORP consortium meeting at Mohave Community College on January 21. The meeting’s objective was to give an overview of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) program and how consortium members and their organizations can utilize each other’s services to treat anyone seeking help for Substance Use Disorders or Opioid Use Disorders (SUD/OUD) in the tri-state area.
In attendance were 38 community stakeholders, including: Bullhead City Chief of Police, Robert Trebes; retired Kingman Chief of Police and Program Coordinator of Mohave Substance Treatment Education & Prevention Partnership (MSTEPP), Bob DeVries; the Western Arizona Regional Medical Center’s Chief of Staff, Dr. Waheed Zehri, MD; the CEO of the Havasu Regional Medical Center, Mike Patterson; the Director of the Mohave County Department of Public Health, Denise Burley; the CEO of Talas Harbor at Bullhead City Behavioral Health Hospital, Rick Remley; Mohave County Supervisor for District 2, Hildy Anguis; and leaders representing behavioral health and social services organizations throughout the tri-state area. WestCare’s Chief Clinical Director, Dr. Jason Engel and Chief Operating Officer for the Western Region, Shawn Jenkins, participated virtually through Microsoft Teams.
The HRSA grant is currently providing funds to open a satellite office in Bullhead City located at 937 Hancock Road, Ste. 85, staffed by two peer supports, the program coordinator, and the program director. WestCare Arizona is excited to continue growing in our community and being a part of the solution!