Partnerships & grants

CHCS partners with CI:Now to evaluate integrated behavioral health and primary care

The Center for Health Care Services‘ Adult Behavioral Health division has won a continuation grant from Johnson&Johnson to continue measuring the physical health, behavioral health, and system involvement outcomes of people with serious mental illness participating in its Integrated Care program, which is funded through a number of sources. CI:Now’s role in this work is to link multiple datasets from CHCS, area hospitals, and the criminal justice system, with the consumer’s/patient’s consent, to learn more about the innovative program’s  effects on physical and behavioral health status and quality of life, ER visits and hospital admissions, and incarceration.