Project Term: 12 months; Ended 2018
Grant Amount: $50,000
This project developed a plan to enhance St. Luke’s current integrated behavioral health model so that they could provide more evidence-based and financially sustainable services throughout their health care system. St. Luke’s successfully optimized scheduling and stratification of patient needs and reduced no shows for behavioral health appointments by 50%. They also received approval for rural health clinic status so that they can now assist with the delivery of integrated care and ensure its financial sustainability. Finally, they added a second licensed clinical social worker so that they could offer more comprehensive behavioral health coverage throughout their health system.