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Our Mission

The Summit County Mental Wellness Alliance is a community coalition of government entities, nonprofits, private businesses and citizens working to enhance the quality of life for all Summit County residents by improving community awareness of mental health & substance abuse, increasing access to effective treatment, and increasing effective prevention efforts.

Our Strategic Plan

Our History

May 2016
November 2016
January 2017
February 2017
April 2017
May 2017
June 2017
November 2017
January 2018
November 2018
September 2019
October 2019

May 2016

County-wide mental health assessment conducted by Summit County Health Department

May 2016

November 2016

Mental Health Assessment results presented to Summit County Council and Park City Council

November 2016

January 2017

Summit County Mental Wellness Alliance created to organize various mental health and substance abuse recovery efforts already going on in the county. Numerous working groups are created to being work implementing the strategic directives.

January 2017

February 2017

Community Planning Meeting held at Park City Hospital

February 2017

April 2017

Summit County Health Department hires Aaron Newman as the new Mental Health and Substance Abuse Coordinator

April 2017

May 2017

Communities That Care organization is formed, Mary Christa Smith hired as coordinator

May 2017

June 2017

Executive Committee of six members formed to provide an additional streamlined layer

November 2017

Summit County Council ratifies and approves the Mental Wellness Alliance Strategic Plan.

November 2017

January 2018

Planning and implementation continue through 2018 for this year-long process of systemic change in the whole county.

January 2018

November 2018

Latino Affairs hosts the first Latino Behavioral Health Fair.

November 2018

September 2019

Groundbreaking partnership with the University of Utah’s Health U Behavioral that significantly increases the amount of mental health professionals available in our community for both adults and students.

September 2019

October 2019

All schools in Summit County have full behavioral health coverage.

October 2019