Project Term: 18 months; Apr 2017 – Oct 2018
Grant Amount: $75,000
Townsend Health Systems will enhance its current medical and mental health services by developing an integrated behavioral health (IBH) practice that is sustainable. Townsend will develop a comprehensive process to assess current organizational capacity for successful integration of primary care and behavioral health, which may include screening and brief intervention for substance use disorders (SUD), and exploration of SUD treatment. This grant will result in the health center having an operational infrastructure, workforce, and sustainability plan.