Project Term: 12 months; Ended 2017
Grant Amount: $35,000
This project seeks to strengthen the existing integration of primary care and behavioral health services within the Cascade County Community Care Center. To achieve this goal, the center will add a psychiatric nurse practitioner to their integrated team of five medical providers, three licensed clinical social workers, and two care managers, in order to move their program from partial to full integration. Establishing full integration will allow Cascade County to better partner with Gateway Community Services and the Center for Mental Health in the larger effort to have a well-coordinated referral network where patients can more seamlessly move from organization to organization as needed.