Project Term: 12 months; Ended 2018
Grant Amount: $25,000
This project established a community coalition (led by the county health department and including mental health and medical providers, law enforcement, and schools) and the grantee developed a behavioral health strategic plan that assessed behavioral health needs and available services. The coalition became an affiliate of the statewide Elevate Montana Program, which will assist with working toward established care coordination and mental health services for schools. The coalition now has a trained mental health first aid instructor and training, education, and information will occur systematically throughout the community.