Summary of Objective Implementation Status
This objective is comprised of 6 initiatives that together create the County’s ACCESS-Sonoma Cohort System:
Key Milestone Update
Coordination and Partnership Update
The very concept of ACCESS-Sonoma is based on the use of the IMDT that require collaboration from various County agencies. County staff from DHS, (Human Services Department (HSD), Community Development Commission (CDC), Child Support Services (CSS), Information Systems Department (ISD), Courts, County Counsel, District Attorney (DA), Public Defender, Probation, Sheriff, and County Administrator’s Office (CAO) work across agencies to provide “wraparound” services to clients through coordination by Artificial Intelligence from government contractor IBM’s Watson-Care Management (WCM) platform.
In addition, the aforementioned County Agencies & Departments have partnered with a host of community-based organizations (CBO’s) to deliver these services for greater efficiency and efficacy. These CBOs include, but are not limited to the following:
Community, Equity, and Climate Update
2019 census data shows that a percentage of individuals experiencing homelessness and identifying as White in the unsheltered population is 65% versus the overall White portion of the county at 86.8%. By contrast, the percentage of individuals experiencing homelessness and identifying as Native American (including Alaska Native) is 6% versus this group’s 1% portion of the general population.
Furthermore, the percentage of individuals experiencing homelessness and identifying as Black (or African American) is 9% versus this group’s 2% portion of the general population.
The ACCESS-Sonoma cohort initiatives address racial equity simply by deploying government services and resources that otherwise would not reach the underserved, unsheltered populations.
The cost of administering these ACCESS-Sonoma cohorts is about $5.2 million per annum.
The SAMHSA grant covers about $1.6 million.
|1.||Interdepartmental Multi-Disciplinary Team (IMDT)||$2,284,886|
|2||Homeless Encampment Access & Resource Team/COVID-19 Emergecy Response Grant (HEART/CERG)||$ –|
|3||Mental Health Diversion Cohort Expansion||$410,760|
|4||Whole Person Care (WPC) transition to CalAIM (California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal)||$ –|
|5||IMDT Data Solutions||$1,600,000|