IHPP/CHI receives Endowment for Health Grant
DURHAM, NH – The University of New Hampshire’s Institute for Health Policy and Practice (IHPP) and the New Hampshire Citizens Health Initiative (NHCHI) were awarded a $150,000 Grant by the Endowment for Health to continue efforts aimed at increasing the use of quality, integrated behavioral health in primary health care and assisting providers in transitioning to evidence-based and sustainable models of integrated behavioral health and primary care.
The Behavioral Health Integration Learning Collaborative brings together providers, payers, and other health system stakeholders to learn how to implement integrated behavioral health services in primary care settings and how to create sustainable payment mechanisms. Nearly thirty percent of primary care visits have a behavioral health component, and integrated behavioral health in primary care improves care and outcomes.
"We are very grateful to the Endowment for Health for their continued support of this successful collaborative effort,” said Jeanne Ryer, Director of NHCHI. “Harnessing the power of the NH Citizens Health Initiative collaboration to promote financially sustainable integrated behavioral health care has been a rewarding experience over the past year. We are excited to be able to continue to move this work forward."
The Institute for Health Policy and Practice is an applied research institute located within the University of New Hampshire’s College of Health and Human Services. IHPP conducts and disseminates high-quality, cutting-edge applied research and policy work that enables health system partners to implement evidence-based strategies to improve population health.
The NH Citizens Health Initiative is a multi-stakeholder collaborative effort that promotes health systems transformation in New Hampshire to improve the health of NH’s population, in line with the Triple Aim of better health, better care, and lower costs. The Initiative, a program of the Institute for Health Policy and Practice at the University of New Hampshire, has a ten-year history of leading, incubating, and testing innovative health care transformation efforts.
Media Contact: Callie Carr
University of New Hampshire