Promoting Integration of Primary and Behavioral Health Care in Illinois (PIPBH-IL), in collaboration with Centerstone Illinois/Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation, Chestnut Health Systems/Chestnut Family Health Center, and LifeLinks Mental Health/Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation)to integrate primary and behavioral health care for an estimated 1,635 individuals with serious mental illness and a variety of co-occurring illnesses or disorders. Through this grant, we will:
1) Promote full integration and collaboration in clinical practice between primary and behavioral healthcare in three largely rural counties, each having at least one significant population center.
2) Support the improvement of integrated care models for primary care and behavioral health care to improve the overall wellness and physical health status of adults with a serious mental illness (SMI) and children with serious emotional disturbance (SED.
3)Promote and offer integrated care services that include screening, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of mental and substance abuse disorders, and co-occurring physical health conditions and chronic diseases.
4) Use lessons learned throughout the five year implementation project to support statewide planning and implementation of integrated health homes.
5) Create a learning collaborative or Center of Excellence to support all Illinois providers who are interested in exploring PIPBHC-IL implementation.
A minimum of 220 consumers will be served in Year 1; a minimum of 1,635 consumers will be served throughout the five year project's lifespan.