Grant Funded Programs

SAMHSA GRANT FOR INTEGRATED CARE

Community Partners, Inc. (CPI), in partnership with Assurance Health and Wellness Center, was awarded a grant in 2015 from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for providing integrated primary and behavioral health care through a project titled Partners in Whole Health. The grant will total $1.6 million over four years.

The initiative will serve approximately 11,000 uninsured or under-insured adults in Pima County who are living with serious mental illness (SMI), using researched practices that focus on the whole person.

Individuals with SMI often have other health challenges, such as cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes. A 2006 study found the average life span for individuals with SMI is 25 years less than in the general population.

Integrating primary, mental health and substance use treatment – through a single service location, comprehensive electronic health records and practitioner consultation – allows the care team to identify and address a full range of physical and behavioral conditions.

Partners in Whole Health also will include health and wellness programs, along with assistance in obtaining health insurance under the Affordable Care Act for individuals who are not insured or not eligible for Medicaid.

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