Promoting Integration of Primary and Behavioral Health Care

Funding Opportunity Title: Promoting Integration of Primary and Behavioral Health Care
Funding Opportunity Number: SM-17-008
Category of Funding Activity: Health
Expected Number of Awards: 11
Awards: $22,612,000
Deadline:  May 17, 2017
Description: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 Promoting Integration of Primary and Behavioral Health Care (Short Title: PIPBHC) Cooperative Agreements. The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to: (1) promote full integration and collaboration in clinical practice between primary and behavioral healthcare; (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) or children with a serious emotional disturbance (SED); and (3) promote and offer integrated care services related to screening, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of mental and substance use disorders, and co-occurring physical health conditions and chronic diseases. SAMHSA expects that a continuum of prevention, treatment and recovery support services will be offered to consumers within the PIPBHC grant program. These activities will be provided to one or more of the following special populations as specified in the Cures Act, P.L. 114-255: • Adults with a mental illness who have co-occurring physical health conditions or chronic diseases; or • Adults with a serious mental illness who have co-occurring physical health conditions or chronic diseases; or • Children and adolescents with a serious emotional disturbance with co-occurring physical health conditions or chronic diseases; or • Individuals with a substance use disorder. Applicants must select qualified community programs or community health centers that serve an area or population(s) of high need. Refer to Appendix I – SAMHSA’s Guidelines for Selecting Communities of High Need. Applicants must also identify the number of behavioral health or health provider organizations that will be involved and indicate which one or more of the four special populations will receive integrated care services. The PIPBHC grant program supports SAMHSA’s Strategic Initiative on Health Care and Health Systems Integration. PIPBHC is one of SAMHSA’s services grant programs. PIPBHC grants are authorized under section 9003 of the 21st Century Cures Act, P.L. 114-255, and section 520K of the Public Health Service Act, as amended. This announcement addresses Healthy People 2020 Mental Health and Mental Disorders Topic Area HP 2020-MHMD and Substance Abuse Topic Area HP 2020-SA-8.

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