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Behavioral Health Integration Initiative

 
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    CFDA#

    93.933
     

    Funder Type

    Federal Government

    IT Classification

    B - Readily funds technology as part of an award

    Authority

    Indian Health Service

    Summary

    The purpose of the Behavioral Health Integration Initiative (BH2I) grant opportunity is to improve the physical and mental health status of people with behavioral health issues by developing an integrative, coordinated system of care between behavioral health and primary care providers. This effort supports the IHS mission to raise the physical, mental, social and spiritual health of AI/ANs to the highest level. Increasing capacity among IHS, Tribal, and Urban Indian Organization (I/T/U) health facilities to implement an integrative approach in the delivery of behavioral health services, including trauma-informed care, nutrition, exercise, social, spiritual, cultural, and primary care services will improve morbidity and mortality outcomes among the AI/AN population. In addition, this effort will support activities that address improving the quality of life for individuals suffering from mental illness, substance use disorders, and adverse childhood experiences.

    Other outcomes related to this effort include improved behavioral health services that will increase access to integrated health and social well-being services and the early identification and intervention of mental health, substance use, and serious physical health issues, including chronic disease. This work will also identify and assess various models addressing unique integrative needs and the challenges, barriers and successes in AI/AN health systems. Finally, an improvement in the overall health of patients participating in integrative programs is expected.

    For this grant, the full spectrum of behavioral health services are strongly encouraged and are defined as: Screening for mental and substance use disorders, including serious mental illness; alcohol, substance, and opioid use disorders; suicidality and trauma (e.g., interpersonal violence, physical abuse, adverse childhood experiences) assessment, including risk assessment and diagnosis; patient-centered treatment planning, evidence based outpatient mental and substance use disorder treatment services (including pharmacological and psychosocial services); crisis services; peer support services; and care coordination.
     

    History of Funding

    None is available.

    Additional Information

    IHS understands unique challenges and circumstances exist across Tribal communities and sites. In fact, integrative models of care vary according to needs and capabilities but all strive to enhance clinical processes and workflow across multi-disciplinary teams. This grant will support sites that have identified gaps in services and established efforts that moved toward linking those critical connections, including those with new and innovative ways of conducting business between differing management of operations between Federal and Tribal health services.

    Funding Restrictions
    • Pre-award costs are not allowable.
    • The available funds are inclusive of direct and appropriate indirect costs.
    • Only one grant/cooperative agreement will be awarded per applicant.
    • IHS will not acknowledge receipt of applications.

    Contacts

    Miranda Carman

    Miranda Carman
    Division of Behavioral Health
    12300 Twinbrook Pkwy #230
    Rockville', MD 20852
    (301) 443-2038
    (301) 594-6213
     

  • Eligibility Details

    To be eligible for this New Funding Opportunity under this announcement, an applicant must be one of the following as defined by 25 U.S.C. 1603:
    • A Federally recognized Indian Tribe as defined by 25 U.S.C. 1603(14);
    • A Tribal organization as defined by 25 U.S.C. 1603(26);
    • An Urban Indian organization as defined by 25 U.S.C. 1603(29); a nonprofit corporate body situated in an urban center, governed by an Urban Indian controlled board of directors, and providing for the maximum participation of all interested Indian groups and individuals, which body is capable of legally cooperating with other public and private entities for the purpose of performing the activities described in 25 U.S.C. 1653(a).

    Deadline Details

    Applications are to be submitted by September 16, 2017.

    Award Details

    Approximately $6,000,000 is available in total funding. Individual award amounts are anticipated to be $500,000. Approximately 12 awards will be granted. The project period will be for three years and will run consecutively from September 30, 2017, to September 29, 2020.


     

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