Addressing Perinatal Substance Use Disorders in Cascade County and Montana Northern Tribes

Grant Term: 24 months; 2018-2020
Grant Amount: $150,000

Benefis Hospital, together with community agencies, will work to reduce the adverse outcomes of perinatal drug and alcohol use for newborns and their families through supportive, team-based care and better coordination between health care providers and social service agencies. Benefis will implement SBIRT (screening, brief intervention, and referral to care) as a routine part of perinatal care and develop a system of care coordination for pregnant women who are identified through routine screening. The hospital will invite and engage outside providers to implement a similar model of team-based care throughout the community, and partnerships with outside social service agencies and neighboring tribes will be established throughout the course of the project. Grants funding will be used to support the project coordinator position.

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