Addressing Perinatal Behavioral Health on the Blackfeet Reservation

Project Term: 24 months; 2019-2021
Grant Amount: $150,000

Blackfeet Tribal Health will partner with the Indian Health Service (IHS) Blackfeet Community Hospital to create a community-wide system of care to address substance use and mental illness for pregnant women and their families. Addressing perinatal substance use is a top community health priority for Blackfeet with a high fraction of babies born screening positive for substances. Grant funds will be used to hire a care coordinator and behavioral health specialist to work with the Blackfeet IHS OB Department and the Blackfeet Medication-Assistant Treatment Program to serve all perinatal patients. This project will bring together many of the tribal social service agencies together to collaborate and ensure services are provided to address social issues the families are facing.

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