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2022 Mignon Waterman Award Recipient

Brenda Kneeland, LCPC, LAC, Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center CEO The Mignon Waterman Award was created in 2017 to honor the life and legacy of Mignon Waterman. Mignon was one of the Montana Healthcare Foundation’s founding trustees, and throughout her career, she devoted herself to improving Montana’s behavioral health system. Brenda Kneeland, LCPC, LAC, … Continued

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

2021 Mignon Waterman Award Announcement

We created this award to honor Mignon Waterman's life and legacy. Mignon was one of our founding trustees and served as board secretary from 2013 to 2017. Each year, we use this award to highlight an individual who, like Mignon, has made notable contributions to Montana’s behavioral health system This year, it is our honor … Continued

New Report Finds More Montanans Accessing Care for Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders Because Of Medicaid Expansion

In 2020 alone, 8,600 adults participated in psychotherapy, and 3,300 received treatment for substance use disorders. Bozeman, Mont. (June 30, 2021) – The Montana Healthcare Foundation released a new report that shows that Montana’s Medicaid expansion program has supported significant improvements in the state’s behavioral health system, increasing its capacity to prevent and treat mental illness … Continued

2020 Mignon Waterman Award Recipient

This year, it is our honor to recognize Jim FitzGerald, CEO of Intermountain and the ChildWise Institute.

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.”

2019 Mignon Waterman Award Recipient

We are proud to announce that Earl B.H. Sutherland, Ph.D., is the recipient of the 2019 Mignon Waterman Award. This award recognizes outstanding innovation and leadership in the behavioral health field. The Bighorn Valley Health Center nominated Dr. Sutherland and will receive the award on his behalf.   “With a restless spirit that befits a … Continued

2018 Mignon Waterman Award Recipient

We are proud to announce that Montana’s Peer Network is the recipient of the 2018 Mignon Waterman Award.

2018 Statewide Integrated Behavioral Health Summit

The 2018 Statewide Integrated Behavioral Health Summit will be held in Missoula on November 5 and 6. Reserve your spot now.

Bighorn Valley Health Center

A New School-Based Health Center at St. Labre Indian School Provides Medical and Behavioral Health Services to Students and the Community.