Project Term: 24 months; 2019-2021
Grant Amount: $81,265
This project will allow Livingston Healthcare (LHC) to reduce the adverse outcomes of perinatal behavioral health conditions for mothers, newborns, and their families in the Park County region. The project will do this by developing team-based, early intervention and coordinated care between LHC providers and local resources and agencies. Grant funds will be primarily used to develop care pathways to address substance use and mental health referrals, staff training, and marketing and outreach services. Partnerships include the Park County Health Department and Community Health Partners. The project’s overall goal is to increase the number of women in the community who receive appropriate prenatal care, increase the number of perinatal patients who receive behavioral health and substance use disorder treatment, decrease crisis encounters for this population, and decrease incidences of children removed from families due to guardian substance abuse.