Project Term: 12 months; Ended 2017
Grant Amount: $35,000
For this project, Flathead Community Health Center received technical assistance and training from the National Council for Behavioral Health so that they could enhance their integrated behavioral health model and explore a partnership with Intermountain. The health center succeeded in refining their structure and protocol for defining when to treat, when to consult, and when to refer individuals for specialty behavioral health services. They also standardized their depression screening tool, developed protocols for a scope of care and referral, and purchased an EHR module for screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT). The successful collaboration between the health center and Intermountain can be used as a model for further integration efforts across the community.