Grant Amount: $75,000
Project Term: 12 months; Ended 2018
Through this project, the Southern Peigan school-based health center began offering substance use disorder services as part of an integrated behavioral health model of care. Standardized screening for substance use has been implemented, and providers have been trained in SBIRT (screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment). Grant funds were used to hire a licensed addiction counselor to provide treatment services within the existing school-based health center. The National Council for Behavioral Health provided training and technical assistance. The health center’s services are sustainable through third-party billing from licensed providers, and they plan to expand their services and hire additional staff.