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Primary & Behavioral Health Grant Announced

Aug 17, 2018

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) received up to $10 million in grant funds to promote integration of primary and behavioral healthcare.

The program, funded by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), will improve access to and quality of care to Michiganders by strengthening the coordination of physical health, mental health and substance use disorder services.

The funds, up to $2 million annually for the next five years, will be used to implement the Promoting Intgration of Primary and Behavioral Health Care program. The program's goals are to:

  • Promote full integration and collaboration in clinical practice between primary and behavioral healthcare. 
  • Support the improvement of integrated care models for primary care and behavioral health care to improve the overall wellness and physical health status of adults with a serious mental illness or children with a serious emotional disturbance. 
  • Promote and offer integrated care services related to screening, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of mental and substance use disorders, and co-occurring physical health conditions and chronic diseases.

MDHHS will begin implementing the PIPBHC program by convening a meeting with its partners this fall. More information about the program is available on the SAMHSA website.

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