Hawai’i Department of Health Unveils Community-Based Web Site for People with Mental Illness, Mental Retardation or Substance Abuse Issues, Their Families and Service Providers
April 23, 2009
Network of Care
HONOLULU – The Hawai’i Department of Health introduced a breakthrough Web solution for individuals, families and agencies concerned with mental and emotional wellness.
The Hawai’i Network of Care for Behavioral Health (www.hawaii.networkofcare.org) 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.
To empower mental health clients and providers, the Hawai'i Network of Care for Behavioral Health helps people find the right service at the right time, educate themselves about their issues, find assistive devices, understand current policy initiatives and advocate directly to elected officials, and help them manage their affairs, interactions, and important records.
The Hawai’i Network of Care for Behavioral Health provides comprehensive Service Directories of the approximately 1,900 service providers in Hawai’i, Honolulu, Kaua’i and Maui counties, putting people in touch with the right services at the right time. 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, mental retardation and substance abuse.
To increase accessibility and accommodate 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, mental retardation and substance abuse, by embracing 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 the Network of Care for Behavioral Health and all of the other Network of Care Web sites, including the Network of Care for Seniors & People with Disabilities; the Network of Care for Kids (ages 0-5); the Network of Care for Children & Families (ages 0-18); the Network of Care for Developmental Disabilities; the Network of Care for Domestic Violence; the Network of Care for Probation Services; the Network of Care for Public Health and the Network of Care for Veterans & Service Members.
Trilogy, the leading information provider in the field of social services, now serves 24 states via the Network of Care. For more information, please contact Trilogy at 415-458-5900 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.