Project Term: 36 months; 2017-2020
Grant Amount: $150,000
The Behavioral Health Alliance of Montana (BHAM) is a newly formed consortium of substance use and mental health providers serving adults and children statewide. BHAM is the culmination of two years of intensive discussions led and facilitated by MHCF. The purpose of BHAM is to strengthen the behavioral health prevention and treatment system in Montana by coordinating the efforts of providers, and effectively guiding state policy, implementing new initiatives, and promoting and supporting the adoption of best practices. Grant funds will be used to build the organizations operational and programmatic base with the initial focus on strategic planning; the grant will also allow BHAM to broaden outreach efforts, cultivate membership, and secure ongoing financial, leadership and management resources.