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News Topic: Integrated Behavioral Health

2024 Issue Brief: Primary Care in Behavioral Health Press Release

Primary Care: The Foundation of Montana’s Behavioral Health System Bozeman, Mont. (February 13, 2024) – Today, the Montana Healthcare Foundation released a new issue brief that analyzes the role of primary care providers in addressing Montana’s behavioral health needs. As Montana seeks to build a better behavioral health system, the findings in this report underscore … Continued

Announcing 2023 Mignon Waterman Award Recipient

Regina Ertz, Ph.D., Fort Belknap Tribal Health Behavioral Health Program Director Regina Ertz, Ph.D., is this year's Mignon Waterman Award recipient in recognition of her leadership of Fort Belknap Tribal Health's Behavioral Health Program and her innovative efforts to make mental health services widely available with the Fort Belknap Indian Community. The award also recognizes … Continued

Grantee Spotlight: Innovative Behavioral Health Partnerships

Partnerships between behavioral health providers and other organizations that provide health services – like primary care, social services, and criminal justice agencies – can be a powerful and effective way to get people the behavioral health services they need. However, creating new partnerships between organizations with separate missions and structures can be challenging. Finding and … Continued

Sustaining & Expanding Integrated Care in Montana Report

This week, in partnership with the National Council for Behavioral Health, we released a report that gives recommendations for how integrated care can be sustained and expanded in Montana. The Montana Healthcare Foundation’s Integrated Behavioral Health Initiative is transforming the standard of care for primary care providers and patients in Montana. We commissioned the National … Continued

The Integrated Behavioral Health Initiative Update

At a typical primary care visit, medical providers routinely screen for common illnesses like high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol. Until recently, though, it was less common for primary care providers to screen or offer treatment for common behavioral health issues like depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders. Considering that mental illness and substance … Continued

Why Support Integrated Behavioral Health?

Learn from MHCF Program Director Scott Malloy more about why the Foundation is supporting Integrated Behavioral Health and what our core strategies are.

Integrated Behavioral Health Initiative Press Release

Announcing a new, statewide initiative to support better health care for people with who have a combination of medical problems, mental illness, and/or addiction.

Supporting Integrated Behavioral Health through Statewide Collaboration

Over the past decade, the concept of integrated behavioral health (IBH) has emerged as a prominent issue in national health reform efforts.