BHI: Hard at Work Improving our Region’s Health

The Center for Behavioral Health Innovation (BHI) works shoulder to shoulder with community partners to improve behavioral health practice and outcomes. BHI recently received several contracts to evaluate and improve the following New Hampshire-based projects:

  1. A four-year project funded by the US Department of Education to improve the social-emotional learning of disabled preschoolers
  2. A four-year project to improve the system of care and school-based behavioral health in three regions (Upper Valley, Lakes Region, and North Country) and seven school districts in NH, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
  3. A four-year project to improve the system of care for youth with serious emotional disturbance and their families in the Monadnock Region of NH (SAMHSA).
  4. A three-year project to implement a controlled substance management (opioids) program at Cheshire Medical Center-Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene and the surrounding community, funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration.
  5. A two-year project to improve the behavioral health integration workforce in NH, led by Dr. Sandy Blount, and funded by the New Hampshire Endowment for Health.

BHI currently employs six staff (including two PsyD alums!) and 12 students on its projects. This year, BHI also has the honor of hosting a Fulbright Scholar – Dr. Tim Carey – from Australia. Tim will be working with the BHI team to develop a model for improving behavioral health practice and evaluation in remote areas of Australia.

Learn more about Antioch’s PsyD in Clinical Psychology, and its major area of study in Behavioral Health Integration and Population Health

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