Iowa Primary Care Association

Award / $50,000

Priority / Health Innovation

Location / Urbandale, IA Polk, Story, Marshall counties of focus

Grant Summary:

The Iowa Primary Care Association, in partnership with the Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in Iowa, is seeking TCI funding to support the establishment of an Extension for Community Health Outcomes (Project ECHO) in Iowa. Initially, this model will be implemented in central Iowa and will be focused on behavioral health integration with expertise provided by a psychiatrist from Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines. This is the first implementation of Project ECHO in Iowa and our vision is to expand upon our partnerships with Broadlawns Medical Center and the University of Iowa to implement this model within the other FQHCs and safety net providers across the state.