Project Term: 12 months; Ended 2017
Grant Amount: $35,000
This project’s goal was to help the community gain a better understanding of available behavioral health resources and for the Daniels Memorial Health Center to develop a plan to begin integrating behavioral health services into their primary care. The project engaged a diverse coalition of community stakeholders and held several training sessions on the behavioral health resources available in the community and on how to recognize the signs and symptoms of crisis situations. The coalition also developed a resource guide of local behavioral health services which was made available in print and online. The Daniels Memorial Health Center also succeeded in developing a business plan for integrating behavioral health into their primary care services and began routinely screening patients for depression. Health center leadership expressed their commitment to continue working towards integrating behavioral health throughout their health system.