Integrating Behavioral Health Services
The CHRC has awarded 22 grants totaling $6.5 million in funding to integrate behavioral health treatment services with primary care services, including clinical integration strategies such as intensive case management services, co-location of primary care providers and behavioral health professionals, and deployment of primary care providers with expertise in behavioral health. Collectively, these programs have served over 9,100 individuals, providing more than 61,000 clinical encounters and services.
Promoting access to integrated substance use treatment and mental health services as a means to expand access, achieve economies of scale, and promote public safety in Maryland is a priority of the Commission. Three of the integrating behavioral health service grants are “re-entry” programs, totaling $1.1 million, which targets currently incarcerated or recently released inmates of local correctional facilities who have been dually diagnosed as having a mental health and substance use disorder. These grant programs, located in Harford, Prince George’s, and Baltimore counties, represent a coordinated response by local health departments, local detention centers, public agencies, and private non profit organizations to deliver multiple services to address multiple health and social needs to improve this population’s health outcomes and reduce recidivism.
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CHRC Grantees Expanding Access to Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment Services
||Mary's Center for Maternal and Child Health
||Walden Sierra, Inc.
||Way Station, Inc.
||Lower Shore Clinic
||Mobile Medical Inc.
||People Encouraging People
||Mosaic Community Services
||Prince George's Health Department
||Baltimore County Health Department
||West Cecil Community Health Center
||Somerset Health Department
||Mid-Shore Health System
||Baltimore City Health Department
||Anne Arundel Mental Health Agency
||Way Station, Inc.
||Harford Health Department
||Walnut Street Community Health Center
||Union Memorial Hospital
||Tri-State Community Health Center
||Montgomery Dept. of Health and Human Services
||Johns Hopkins Bayview