Project Term: 12 months; 2017-2018
Grant Amount: $30,000
This project will strengthen and advance the level of behavioral health integration at the University of Montana’s Curry Health Center with a focus on the interface between the medical and counseling clinics. Nationally, the demand for behavioral health services in college health centers continues to grow, and the Curry Health Center frequently serves students with behavioral health needs. Students seek behavioral health care in both the health center’s medical and counseling clinics and the health center could be better positioned to meet student needs if the two clinics were more fully integrated. Work on integration at the Curry Health Center is ongoing, and with the help of the National Council for Behavioral Health, this project will provide additional expertise on how to further integrate behavioral health services across the clinic to better meet the needs of University of Montana students.