Health & Medicine Policy Research Group

Award / $50,000

Priority / Health Innovation

Location / Chicago, IL Statewide Focus

Grant Summary:

Mental health care in Illinois is often highly fragmented and fails to comprehensively address patients’ health needs. To address this urgent health priority, Health & Medicine proposes to improve integration of behavioral and physical health services in Illinois by conducting policy research to identify successful integration strategies; initiating a learning collaborative of behavioral health providers, FQHCs, and payers to disseminate findings and develop implementation models; and preparing to launch pilot programs to test these models.