Integration of Substance Abuse and Primary Care in FQHCs
NACHC/NIATx Collaborative

Participating Organizations

FQHC Substance Abuse Treatment Provider Initial Aim
Contra Costa County, California Richmond Health Center, Richmond, California Place behavioral health specialist in the FQHC to conduct brief interventions and outpatient therapy
Greater Prince William Community Health Center, Woodbridge, Virginia Prince William Behavioral Health Services

Implement CRAFFT/AUDIT screening tools in FQHC

Improve patient show and continuation rates of referrals to specialty care

Reduce wait time to specialty care

Ohio North East Systems, Inc. Youngstown, Ohio Ohio Health

Begin to send the primary care mobile van to residential sites

Place behavioral health specialists in FQHC

Specialty clinic is building a new site and plans to include space for a primary care clinic

The Daily Planet Richmond, Virginia The Healing Place

Increase referrals to specialty care

Begin to track outcomes related to ER visits and patient retention

Begin to provide recovery support services to FQHC population

Project Samaritan Health Center, Bronx, New York Palladia Services Reduce the considerable no-show rate for referrals made from specialty care to FQHC for primary care services and psychiatric evaluations by reengineering the referral process