Project Term: 18 months; Ended 2017
Grant Amount: $20,414
The project enhanced integration of behavioral health into Sydney’s rural health clinic. The National Council for Behavioral Health provided technical assistance and training for the project. The project developed universal depression screening and referral procedures, provided support for the licensed clinical social worker working within the clinic to become credentialed, and ultimately enabled the clinic to implement a more sustainable business model by establishing reimbursable services. By the end of the grant, the project was functioning in a sustainable model where revenues exceeded expenses.