Project Term: 24 months; Ended 2017
Grant Amount: $25,000
This project’s goal was to develop long-term, innovative solutions to the critical shortage of health providers on the Fort Peck Reservation. The project successfully developed formal agreements with Yale Children’s Psychiatric Center and Harvard to provided behavioral health services using telemedicine, and the MSU-Bozeman School of Nursing to send students as part of their curriculum to assist in school-based health centers. Recruiting relationships for health care professionals were also strengthened with Yale, Harvard, UM and Wala Wala. With the help of more effective recruitment and retention methods, Fort Peck HPDP is better equipped to bring quality health care to their community.