Foundation Awards $1.3 Million

The Montana Healthcare Foundation www.mthcf.org through their 2015 call for proposals has awarded more than $1.3 million in new grants to Montana-based organizations to address the state’s most pressing health problems.

Thirty four new grantees will be involved in innovative projects that focus on key health challenges in behavioral health, American Indian health, and new programs that seek to control rising healthcare costs.

The area of behavioral health mainly concerned with mental illness and drug and alcohol use was awarded more than $500,000. These projects will address harmful drug use during pregnancy, integration of behavioral and medical care, and provide behavioral health services in schools.

American Indian health received more than $400,000 to address high priority issues identified by tribal health leaders. These projects include increasing insurance coverage for tribal members, developing school-based health centers, and developing effective approaches to treating people with opioid dependence.

The Partnerships for Better Health program was awarded $400,000 to create new inter-agency partnerships designed to deliver more accessible and effective care. The goal is also to expand the use of care coordination and to address risk factors such as poverty and poor quality housing.

Go to www.mthcf.org/2015/11/2015-call-for-proposals-grantees-announced for more information or call 406-41-7060.

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