Award / $50,000

Priority / Health Innovation

Location / Sterling, CO Cheyenne, Elbert, Kit Carson, Lincoln, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington and Yuma counties of focus

During the grant period, this award will be used to partially fund an Integrated Care Director to enhance and expand Centennial’s current Integrated Services Program to increase access to behavioral health care. This will be accomplished by embedding a team of behavioral health care providers into rural health clinics and primary care practices in our most underserved Colorado communities throughout our ten county region. Through the use of this systematic and cost-effective approach, Centennial will reduce barriers to accessing behavioral health care; while, increasing patient engagement specifically those with high health care needs that have multiple chronic physical and behavioral health conditions. Centennial’s efforts will be focused on advancing an emerging process improvement to Integrated Health Care by delivering services to the targeted population in primary care settings that is currently not available.