Lutheran Social Services of Illinois

Award / $50,000

Priority / Health Innovation

Location / Des Plaines, IL City of Chicago focus

Grant Summary:

LSSI seeks a grant in support our creative wrap-around behavioral health model that is geared toward hospital systems as an on-campus partner, improving the health system’s care to behavioral health patients. Our service strategy is focused on treating mental health and substance use needs in three key engagement points: in the ER, at discharge planning, and through ER diversion, all aimed at improving care through engaging patients at the entrance and exit points of a hospital. With this onsite wrap-around approach, LSSI helps the hospital to meet their goals of reducing the number of ER presentations, reducing lengths of stay, and reducing recidivism by providing immediate access to care during points of transition.