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News Topic: Behavioral Health Continuum of Care

Announcing 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

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 Program for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT), small teams of health professionals travel into the community and provide … Continued

Medicaid Expansion Supports Behavioral Health Press Release

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 … Continued

Grantee 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.”

Montana Treatment Court Report Press Release

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.

Health Affairs Blog: 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.

Supporting Substance Use Disorder Services Press Release

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

New SBIRT Program Press Release

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