Project Term: 12 months; 2017-2018
Grant Amount: $48,215
This project will complete a planning and capacity building initiative to integrate behavioral health into the health center’s operational infrastructure, workforce, and sustainability plan. Initial steps have already been taken towards integration including a partnership with the Center for Mental Health, securing a family nurse practitioner (who is working toward a psychiatric nurse practitioner license), and a move towards a team-based care model. Partners include the local mental health local advisory council, school, sheriff’s department, and local public health.