Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorder Integration in Primary Care

Project Term: 24 months; 2018-2020
Grant Amount: $200,000

Through this project, the Montana Primary Care Association will hire a full-time integrated behavioral health (IBH) director to support system-wide IBH implementation in federally qualified health centers (FQHCs). The goal is that in the first year, 100% of FQHCs will complete the base assessment and will move at least one level each year on the implementation integration scale from their base data. The IBH director will coordinate all training and technical assistance which will be measured for key patient services and outcomes. Screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment for substance use disorders will be a major focus of the project.

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