Project Term: 24 months; 2019-2021
Grant Amount: $75,000
This project will allow Community Health Partners (CHP) to establish the first school-based health center in Bozeman. As part of this project, CHP will establish a school-based health center at Bozeman High School. The project establishes a new partnership between CHP, Intermountain (behavioral health provider), and the Bozeman School District. The project will use funds to employ a behavioral health provider at the high school and allow key health and school personnel to participate in the project and integrate the project into existing systems. Additional school-based health services will be added as the specific needs are determined throughout the project. The project has targeted up to 200 youth in need of support and includes students in the alternative high school program as part of the service population. Bozeman School District already utilizes a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) to address social and emotional needs for youth, which is critical to the project’s success. The school anticipates this program improving health outcomes, attendance, decreasing disciplinary events, and increasing overall school success.