Project Term: 24 months; Ended 2018
Grant Amount: $126,717
For this project, Livingston HealthCare successfully integrated behavioral health services into their primary care clinic by creating a collaborative primary and psychiatric care team. They also began implementing universal behavioral health screenings and developed a streamlined system to provide care for patients with physical and mental health concerns at the same visit. Throughout the course of the grant, screening rates for depression increased from 17% to 65%, emergency behavioral health evaluations decreased by 43%, and depression scores improved by 76%.