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Category: Spotlight

Innovative Behavioral Health Partnerships

Partnerships between behavioral health providers and other organizations that provide health services – like primary care, social services, and criminal justice agencies – can be a powerful and effective way to get people the behavioral health services they need. However, creating new partnerships between organizations with separate missions and structures can be challenging. Finding and … Continued

Food Sovereignty

To live healthy lives, we must have ready access to healthful foods. Not having enough to eat and limited access to nutritious foods can negatively impact how we feel and increase the risk and severity of conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure. Unfortunately, many communities across Montana don't have adequate access to food – … Continued

Grantee Spotlight: Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center

As a grantee in our Behavioral Health Continuum of Care initiative, the Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center (EMCMHC) is changing how mental health and support services are provided – and accessed – in Eastern Montana. Through the new Montana Assertive Community Treatment (MACT) Program, small teams of health professionals travel into the community and … Continued

Grantee Spotlight: Missoula’s Supportive Housing Project

To improve health outcomes for Missoula residents experiencing homelessness and require frequent, high-cost medical services, the Missoula Supportive Housing Collaborative partnered with the Missoula Housing Authority to establish the Housing is Health Care initiative’s first single-site supportive housing units at Cornerstone. As part of the Housing is Health Care initiative, the Collaborative used FUSE (frequent … Continued

Grantee Spotlight: Spotted Bull Recovery Resource Center

In October 2021, the Spotted Bull Recovery Resource Center is targeted to open the doors of a new residential treatment program for the Fort Peck community. Spotted Bull has historically been the Fort Peck Tribes’ outpatient chemical dependency center. In 2016, they applied for a planning grant to start thinking about how they could treat … Continued

American Indian Health: Featuring Our Work With The Blackfeet Nation

As an example of how we support Tribes in realizing their own health improvement goals, we are highlighting the Blackfeet Nation – one of our longest-standing partners – and how they are transforming their health system.

Innovation Spotlight: The Behavioral Health Alliance of Montana

This month, we are highlighting the organization that grew out of the Behavioral Health Leadership Initiative: The Behavioral Health Alliance of Montana, or “BHAM.”

Innovation Spotlight: United Way of Yellowstone County

This month, we are highlighting United Way of Yellowstone County and the new partnership they created to address homelessness and substance abuse.

Innovation Spotlight: Sprout Oral Health

To address oral health disparities, Sprout Oral Health developed and implemented a sustainable School Nurse Fluoride Varnish Program in low-income elementary and Head Start schools.

Partnership Health Center’s Super-Utilizer Project

In 2016, MHCF awarded Partnership Health Center with a $148,000 grant to implement a two-year Care Management for Super-Utilizers Program. Learn more about how the program is reducing hospitalizations and associated costs.