Dental and Behavioral Health Integration

Project Term: 12 months; Ended 2019
Grant Amount: $49,729

The Glacier Community Health Center integrated a dental clinic into its already-established integrated behavioral health model. They are now able to provide their patients with bidirectional warm hand-offs among their medical, behavioral health, and dental services. The grant funding helped support the development of screening procedures, staff training, and workflow implementation. Oral health, behavioral health, and medical conditions are now being screened and assessed in each department of the health center. Continuous quality improvement processes are in place to review staff and patient perceptions of the model and patient outcomes moving forward.

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