SAMHSA accepting applications for Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration (PBHCI) grants

The grants will facilitate location of both primary and specialty care medical services in community-based mental and behavioral health settings.

Over the next four years, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is accepting applications for almost $36 million in Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration (PBHCI) grants. By bringing together primary and specialty care medical services, SAMHSA aims to improve the physical health of patients with serious mental illness. The grants will improve quality, access and reliability of care for patients and reduce and control the per capita cost of care.

The agency expects funds to be available for up to 32 grants of $400,000 each, annually, for up to 4 years. Qualified community mental health programs should apply by June 8 by calling SAMHSA at (877) SAMHSA7 or via the online application.

For additional information see the SAMHSA press release.