The PIPBHC project in Louisiana aims to enhance integrated health care for adults with co-occurring mental and physical health disorders, serious mental illness (SMI), and substance use disorder (SUD). It focuses on marginalized populations, providing innovative solutions to reduce health disparities and improve health outcomes.
PIPBHC is an ambitious initiative that aims to foster comprehensive health care delivery to the diverse population of Louisiana. Collaborating with four health organizations across the state, PIPBHC's primary mission is to bridge the gap between behavioral health care and primary physical health care. Our target populations comprise adults suffering from co-occurring mental illness and chronic disease, adults with SMI, and individuals with SUD. Special focus will be placed on five sub-populations: active-duty military service members, returning veterans, and military families; LGBTQI individuals; perinatal women; individuals with opioid use disorder, including those receiving Medication-Assisted Treatment; and severely mentally ill adults who may benefit from Assertive Community Treatment.
These comprehensive care services will be deployed in clinics located in diverse geographic areas of Louisiana, namely New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Bastrop, ensuring coverage of urban and rural residents.
PIPBHC's primary goals are centered around reducing health disparities and fostering better health outcomes through the delivery of integrated care. Our six main project goals are:
1. Establish dedicated support for military families and veterans, aiding 20% more individuals by the end of year two.
2. By year one, launch an outreach program to boost health service utilization by 20% for the LGBTQ+ community.
3. By year two, raise prenatal and postnatal service utilization by 30% for perinatal women with SUD.
4. Increase patient engagement in ACT services by 10% in two years, 30%.
5. Lower the rate of opioid-related emergency department visits by 30%.
6. Increase healthcare professionals trained in integrated care by 50%.
The PIPBHC project is more than just a healthcare initiative; it's our commitment to reducing health disparities and promoting a healthier future for the diverse population of Louisiana. We believe that by tackling health disparities, promoting access, and improving health outcomes, PIPBHC represents a substantial step towards a more integrated, effective, and equitable healthcare system in our state.