Behavioral Health Integration in a Native American Primary Care Clinic

Chang | Dermen | Nisbet | Campbell-Heider | Casucci | Austin-Ketch | Loomis | Moss
The grant aims to integrate behavioral health into the only primary care clinic serving the Tuscarora Indian Reservation in order to increase access to mental health and substance abuse screening and treatment.

The UB School of Nursing and the Tuscarora Health Center will collaborate to develop an interprofessional collaborative practice (IPCP) team to augment traditional primary care with onsite behavioral health services in the practice setting. The Tuscarora Health Center is the only primary care serving the entire reservation community. SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment) and IMPACT (Improving Mood-Promoting Access to Collaborative Treatment) will be implemented as part of the behavioral health services to increase patient access to needed mental health and substance abuse care. The project also will include educational and experiential emphasis on cultural sensitivity about Native American health care beliefs, customs, family dynamics, communication patterns and social determinants of health, which can impact access and adherence to mental health care, and provide clinical training to graduate students in the School of Nursing and UB School of Social Work.

Principal Investigator
Yu-Ping Chang, PhD, RN, FGSA
School of Nursing
University at Buffalo

Co-Investigators
Kurt H. Dermen, PhD
Research Institute on Addictions

Patricia Nisbet, DNP, PMHNP-BC
School of Nursing
University at Buffalo

Nancy Campbell-Heider, PhD, RN, FNP, NP-C, CARN-AP, FAANP
School of Nursing
University at Buffalo

Sabrina Casucci, PhD
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
University at Buffalo

Tammy Austin-Ketch, PhD, RN, FNP-C, FAANP
School of Nursing
University at Buffalo

Dianne Loomis, DNP, RN, FNP-BC
School of Nursing
University at Buffalo

Margaret Moss, PhD, JD, RN, FAAN
School of Nursing
University at Buffalo

Funding Agency
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Grant Number
UD7-HP30924

Dates
2017-2019