Project Term: 24 months; 2018-2020
Grant Amount: $93,900
This project will support the integration of behavioral health into primary care at Madison Valley Medical Center in Ennis, Montana. The project builds upon a successful integrated behavioral health planning grant that was driven by the local advisory council on mental health. The grantee will continue to work with the local advisory council to ensure community, family, and consumer engagement in the project. The grantee will also work with Western Montana Mental Health Center (which is the regional mental health center providing crisis services) to strengthen the continuum of behavioral health in the community. Expected outcomes include early identification and more effective treatment of depression and substance use disorders, increased revenue from integrated care, and reduction in emergency visits related to behavioral health conditions.