VIP COMMUNITY SERVICES BIENESTAR. VIP Community Services Cohort I Learning Community Region Bronx/ New York 718-583-5150 Ext. 7143. About Our Program.
VIP Community Services
Learning Community Region
Bronx/ New York
718-583-5150 Ext. 7143
The overall purpose of the Bienestar project is reflected in its name: Spanish for “wellness,” or overall well-being, as opposed to merely “health.” Specifically, it aims to improve engagement in and utilization of primary care health services and psychiatric services by a population characterized not only by co-occurring disorders (COD) of severe mental illness and substance abuse, but also by background poor health and service utilization of the primary population of origin: very low-income minority (generally Latino and African-American) populations of the Central and South Bronx.
Eligibility continues to be based on:
Axis I Substance abuse diagnosis, as evidenced by enrollment in one of VIP’s three substance abuse treatment modalities (residential, outpatient, Opioid/methadone treatment);
Willingness and documented consent to accept enrollment in the Bienestar program. There is a preference for those using our own Health Services, but a few clients using other primary care providers are also enrolled.
Participants may be enrolled at time of first admission into VIP, or as recruited from within another VIP service where they are already enrolled.