Lake County, IL
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File #: 17-0400    Version: 1 Name: Joint resolution authorizing a contract with North Highland Consulting, Chicago, Illinois, for facilitation and consulting services for the Lake County Mental Health Coalition in the amount of $427,800.
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/28/2017 In control: Health and Community Services Committee
On agenda: Final action: 4/11/2017
Title: Joint resolution authorizing the County Board Chairman to sign a contract with North Highland Consulting, Chicago, Illinois, for facilitation and consulting services for the Lake County Mental Health Coalition in an amount not to exceed $379,450.
Attachments: 1. Award Recommendation North Highland
Title
Joint resolution authorizing the County Board Chairman to sign a contract with North Highland Consulting, Chicago, Illinois, for facilitation and consulting services for the Lake County Mental Health Coalition in an amount not to exceed $379,450.

Staff Summary
* In August 2016, Chairman Aaron Lawlor announced the formation of the Lake County Mental Health Coalition along with his co-chair Honorable Susan Garrett (former Illinois State Senator, 29th District) and a diverse group of stakeholders that are capable of effecting community-level change in the way our community addresses mental, emotional, and behavioral health needs.
* The focus of the Lake County Mental Health Coalition will be to leverage limited financial resources across agencies by developing a multi-agency data sharing model and network that will aid service providers in coordinating care and identifying service gaps. The long-term goal is to work with all partners to share data, collaborate on services, develop evidence-based practices, and, together, build a sustainable continuum of care.
* There is a need for consultant services to work with and support the efforts of the Lake County Mental Health Coalition.
* In this phase, the consultant will conduct a current state assessment, evaluate options for data sharing, develop data sharing agreements, and utilize research-based best practices to aid service providers to have the data they need to collectively build service capacity, address service gaps, enhance mental, behavioral and emotional health services, and to collectively evaluate program outcomes.
* A Request for Proposal (RFP) was extended to 17 vendors, sealed proposals were received from four vendors, and interviews were held with three firms.
* Based on the criteria set forth in the RFP, the evaluation committee selected North Highland Consulting, Chicago, Illinois, as the most favorable proposal for Lake County.
* Funds for this contract are included as part of the 2017 bu...

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