Project Term: 12 months; Ended 2018
Grant Amount: $50,000
This project helped enhance Shodair’s current services by allowing them to develop a plan to integrate primary care and substance use disorder treatment to their current inpatient services and develop a plan to provide pediatric psychiatric consultation in their primary care clinics. In addition, Shodair opened an outpatient behavioral health program, which helps expand the continuum of care that was limited to inpatient. They also integrated substance use disorder treatment as part of their care by hiring and incorporating a licensed addiction counselor into their programming. Finally, they developed a psychiatric consultation service that is available to pediatricians throughout the state; this helps ensure access to remote areas and helps prevent unnecessary admissions and facilitates successful discharges back to the community.