The Illinois Behavioral Health Integration Project (BHIP) appreciates all applications submitted for a demonstration project grant. Six innovative projects were chosen to advance Illinois’ efforts to integrate behavioral health and medical care by employing new solutions in health information exchange. A total of $264,000 has been awarded.
The grantees are community behavioral health care providers located across Illinois that offer mental health and substance use treatment services and coordinate care with medical providers. These grants are being awarded under the Illinois Behavioral Health Integration Project (BHIP), which was made possible by funding through a joint project of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
A description of each of the six projects and corresponding grant award follows:
Mental Health Centers of Central Illinois
Electronic exchange of data to reduce unnecessary use of the emergency room by the mentally ill and referral to appropriate care
Human Service Center
Strengthening the referral process for inpatient/outpatient services for Severely Mentally Ill population
Carbondale & Carterville
The H Group
DuPage County Health Dept.
Integrate behavioral health and medical services to support Severely Mentally Ill individuals in community
New Age Services
Electronic exchange of labs and physicals for substance use treatment consumers
Lutheran Social Services of Illinois
Electronic exchange of data from inpatient to outpatient services for youth with harm to self/harm to others conditions; SASS population (Screening, Assessment and Supportive Services)
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