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News Topic: Continuum of Care

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

New Report Highlights the Importance of Montana Treatment Courts, Unmet Need

Press Release: According to a new report, over 1,600 Montanans would benefit from treatment courts each year, but due to limited funding and capacity, there are only 28 state treatment courts serving about 550 participants at present.

Bringing Treatment Courts to Scale in Montana

In December 2018, NPC Research completed a study entitled, “Bringing Treatment Court to Scale in Montana.” The purpose of this study was to respond to current attention on substance use disorders as a key health challenge in Montana, and the powerful role that treatment courts can play in addressing this problem; to review the current reach of treatment courts in Montana; and to explore the interest in, feasibility of, and resources required to expand treatment courts in the state.

Montana Substance Use Disorder Summit

Watch recordings of the 2017 SUD Summit and access additional reports and resources.

Health Affairs: Substance Use Disorders – A Foundation Sees New Opportunities And Continuing Challenges

Behavioral health conditions (including both mental illness and substance use disorders) are common and serious problems throughout Montana. This Health Affairs article outlines how MHCF is addressing this important issue.

Press Release: Substance Use Disorder Community Listening Sessions

The Montana Healthcare Foundation announced Tuesday, June 6 the dates and locations of four listening sessions to be held across Montana this summer, aimed at addressing the state’s substance abuse problem.

Tackling Montana’s Substance Abuse Problems

New report charts practical steps to tackle Montana’s substance abuse problems.

Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Initiative

MHCF, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, and the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, partnered to support a new project that will provide earlier diagnosis and treatment of substance misuse in Montana youth and adults.

Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment

New project to focus on early diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorders in Montana youth and adults.

Innovation in Clinical Care

In recent years, Montana has seen per capita health spending rise faster than it has in 41 other states. As healthcare costs continue to rise, there is a need for innovations to improve health outcomes while also helping to contain costs.