School and Community-Based Health Services for Blackfeet Youth

Project Term: 24 months; Ended 2017
Grant Amount: $20,000

This grant allowed Blackfeet Tribal Health to plan for and establish a school-based clinic to serve students in Browning. During the grant, the tribe formed a successful collaboration with the school district, secured and renovated a building to house the clinic, and hired staff. In the fall of 2016, the new clinic (named the Southern Piegan School Health and Wellness Program) began seeing students. As of late 2017, the clinic had provided care to more than 1,500 students and was preparing to implement a new integrated behavioral health program. The clinic is fully self-sustaining through revenue from insurance billing and will not require grant support to maintain operations.

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