Achievement represents the collaborated efforts of Summit County residents

Park City, Utah (Nov. 15, 2017) — The efforts of the Summit County Mental Wellness Alliance took another vital step forward today with the adoption of the Summit County Mental Wellness Plan by unanimous consent from present County Council members. This document identifies the county’s mental health and substance abuse needs and outlines strategies for improvement of services and education in the coming years.

“Today marked a milestone in our collective work moving forward with mental health and substance abuse services,” Mental Health and Substance Abuse Coordinator, Aaron Newman, said. “This would not have been possible without the dedication and hard work of the community. Already many of the committees are moving forward, and I cannot wait to see the new momentum this brings to our work.”

The Summit County Mental Wellness Strategic Plan represents the work of more than 120 Summit County residents over the past year. A community-based effort, the Strategic Plan would not have been possible without the work of countless individuals and organizations in the Summit County community. This document will serve to guide the community in a shared direction for addressing mental health and substance abuse.

“I am extremely excited to be a part of Summit County’s Strategic Plan,” Valley Behavioral Health Director, Dodo Wilson, said. “I look forward to continuing work with our unbelievably dedicated community partners to expand and enrich services to all of our community members in need of mental health and/or substance abuse services.”

Comprised of the Summit County Health Department, the Summit County Council, the Park City Council, Park City, South Summit and North Summit school districts, the Park City Community Foundation, CONNECT Summit County, the Interfaith Council, Valley Behavioral Health, Intermountain Health Care, University Neuropsychiatric Institute, and other critical community partners, the Summit County Mental Wellness Alliance was formed to improve mental health and substance abuse services and education in Summit County, Utah.