Centerstone Receives Grant to Launch New Integrated Care Program

By on October 9, 2018

From RiverBender:  Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health care, today announced it was awarded a $3 million, five-year grant via the State of Illinois and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to promote and develop integrated primary and behavioral health services in Madison County.

Centerstone is one of three organizations selected by the state to collaborate on the SAMHSA “Promoting Integration of Primary Behavioral Health Care (PIPBHC)” grant.

Centerstone will use the funds to implement a project expanding fully integrated, co-located collaboration in clinical practice between primary and behavioral healthcare to support improvement of integrated care models and delivery of integrated care.

“The project’s focus population experiences co-occurring physical health conditions and chronic diseases – it includes adults with a mental illness, including those with co-occurring substance use disorders, as well as children and adolescents who have serious emotional disturbances in Madison County,” said Janette Heath, LCPC, Centerstone’s Director of Clinical Excellence. “Integrated care services will be offered at the Centerstone facility in Alton, including the evidence-based screening/assessment, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of behavioral health and co-occurring physical health conditions and chronic diseases according to a shared, individualized care plan, as well as outreach, engagement and retention strategies appropriate for the diverse population.”

The focus population of the integrated primary and behavioral health services will be the Madison County area.

Read more.

 

About Dede Hance

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *