Project Term: 24 months; 2020-2022
Grant Amount: $50,000
Kalispell Regional Medical Center (KRMC) will build on its successful 2017-2019 MHCF-funded project to bring integrated behavioral health services into the obstetrics (OB) setting, serving at-risk mothers in Flathead County, the Flathead, Blackfoot Reservation, and surrounding areas. This grant will enable KRMC’s Pathways Behavioral Health program to join the Meadowlark initiative, continue to fine-tune the clinical model, and continue data collection and reporting as a Meadowlark site. The clinical manager for KRMC’s three OB practices will provide project management for this grant. Grant funds will cover a portion of staffing expenses over the next two years to ensure program continuity. The project will also strengthen care coordination services and enable KRMC to screen for and address social determinants of health needs for at-risk mothers and families.