Utah Behavioral Healthcare Network Announces Statewide Launch of Community-Based Web Site for People with Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Issues, Their Families and Service Providers

September 19, 2006
Network of Care

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Behavioral Healthcare Network will launch a breakthrough Web solution statewide on September 19, 2006, for individuals, families and agencies concerned with mental illness and substance abuse. Utah Network of Care for Mental Health and Substance Abuse is an online information place that provides critical information, communication and advocacy tools with a single point of entry. It ensures there is “No Wrong Door” for those navigating the system of behavioral health services, those working to avoid the need for formal services, and those ready to transition out of the behavioral health system.

Sponsored by the Utah Behavioral Healthcare Network, Utah Network of Care (www.utah.networkofcare.org) is a program for Utah and the nation. Regardless of where individuals, families and agencies begin their search for assistance with behavioral health issues, Utah Network of Care ensures they will find what they need. The new Web site will enable people to find the right service at the right time; educate themselves about their issues; understand current policy initiatives and advocate directly to elected officials, and better manage their affairs, interactions and important records.

The Utah Network of Care for Mental Health and Substance Abuse provides a comprehensive Service Directory of the community-based service providers in each Utah county, putting people in touch with the right services at the right time. Utah Network of Care also provides easy-to-search libraries and vital information about specific disorders, pending legislation and advocacy, as well as daily news articles from around the world concerning mental health and substance abuse.

To increase accessibility and accommodate Utah Network of Care’s users, the site’s innovative technology provides near-universal access, regardless of literacy or income level, to Web-based services through a text-only version of the site and other adaptive technologies. The site is fully ADA-compliant. Network of Care also is available in multiple languages.

Service providers can share challenges and ideas, as well as create powerful new mechanisms to better serve people with mental illness and substance abuse, by embracing Utah Network of Care’s communication tools such as message boards and community calendars. Service providers can even build their own free Web sites in the For Providers section.

Trilogy Integrated Resources LLC of San Rafael, Calif., created, developed and maintains Utah Network of Care for Mental Health and Substance Abuse and all of the other Network of Care Web sites throughout the country. In addition to mental health and substance abuse, other components have been included depending on the location’s needs and array of services. Components in other states include Network of Care for Seniors and People with Disabilities,; Network of Care for Kids (ages 0-5); Network of Care for Children & Families (ages 0-18); Network of Care for Developmental Disabilities, and Network of Care for Domestic Violence.

Trilogy, the leading information provider in the field of social services, now serves 12 states via the Network of Care. For more information, please contact Trilogy at 415-458-5900 or at info@trilogyir.com.