Project Term: 12 months; 2017-2018
Grant Amount: $50,000
This project will develop a plan to enhance Saint Luke’s integrated behavioral health program into multiple sites across its outpatient practice. In addition, the project will develop a training system for using a primary licensed clinical social worker as a mentor and teacher to students who need to earn clinical hours, so that more patients can be seen and the ratio of patients to mental health workers can be decreased. Partners include institutions which award social worker certifications including Salish Kootenai College, Walla Walla School of Social Work, University of Montana, and Montana State University.