Integrating Behavioral and Physical Health in Rural Southwest Montana

Project Term: 18 months; Ended 2017
Grant Amount: $22,100

For this project, Beaverhead County’s local advisory council on mental health oversaw a community-wide coalition which leads work plan development and implementation of integrated behavioral health in their county. Other coalition accomplishments include: establishing criminal justice, crisis response, ACE (project materials: ACE Task Force Mission and GoalsACE Task Force Pamphlet), universal screening, and mental health task forces; implementing universal screenings for depression at the University of Montana-Western Student Health Center; and successfully hosting a two-day behavioral health summit which was facilitated by the National Council for Behavioral Health and will continue as an annual event. 

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