Project Term: 24 months; Ended 2018
Grant Amount: $50,000
This project expanded behavioral health and tele-behavioral health throughout the North Valley Hospitals service area with targeted communities in Eureka, Whitefish, and Columbia Falls. In the Eureka school system, North Valley expanded tele-behavioral health services by putting the technology and services in place. In Columbia Falls and Whitefish, behavioral health services were expanded into the existing school-based health centers through onsite behavioral health staff. The project also resulted strengthening North Valley Hospital’s infrastructure for tele-health throughout the organizations service lines, which will allow for increased behavioral health access in the region moving forward.