Netws Release: Burrell Behavioral Health awarded $4 million CCBHC Expansion Grant
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Burrell Behavioral Health has received a grant of $4 million from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) over the next two years ($2 million per year) to expand its behavioral health services in southwest and central Missouri.
The grant will allow Burrell, the second-largest Certified Community Behavioral Health Center in Missouri and one of the three largest in the United States, to expand its comprehensive and integrative CCBHC model and improve access and quality of care within its 17-county catchment area.
Burrell estimates an additional 1,200 persons will be directly served due to this expansion, which will serve Christian, Dallas, Greene, Polk, Stone, Taney, and Webster counties in southwest Missouri, and Boone, Carroll, Chariton, Cooper, Howard, Moniteau, Morgan, Pettis, Randolph and Saline counties in central Missouri. These counties comprise nearly one-fifth of Missouri’s total population.
The bill was formally supported by U.S. Senators Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill, as well as Representatives Emanuel Cleaver II, Vicky Hartzler and Billy Long. Letters of support also were written by Ricky Gowdy of the Department of Mental Health, Brent McGinty of Missouri Coalition for Community Behavioral Health, and Dr. John Jungmann, superintendent of Springfield Public Schools.
This expansion will focus on services for individuals with:
Serious mental illness;
Substance-use disorders (SUDs), with a focus on opioid use;
Children and youth with serious emotional disturbances;
Those with behavioral health disorders occurring simultaneously with SUDs.
The project will place special emphasis on increasing access to mental health care in a wide variety of locations, including clients’ homes, schools, emergency rooms, primary care facilities, and community centers. Services for returning veterans, individuals with HIV and AIDS and the homeless also will be areas of emphasis.
“Burrell Behavioral Health is committed to the well-being of the more than 880,000 Missourians we serve,” said Burrell President and CEO C.J. Davis. “We strive to make behavioral health care – and access to it – an understandable, easy and stress-free experience. This grant helps us move closer to accomplishing that mission.”
All 17 counties in Burrell’s catchment area are designated by the Department of Health and Human Services as Mental Health and Primary Care Professional Shortage Areas, with 82 percent of them designated as Medically Underserved Areas.
About Burrell Behavioral Health:
Burrell Behavioral Health is the second largest behavioral health center in Missouri. We work with more than 40,000 clients across 17 counties in the state. Burrell has approximately 130 licensed providers that offer a full continuum of care through our integrated network. Services include individual therapy and counseling, addiction recovery, psychiatric and medication management, educational and therapeutic groups, crisis intervention, adult stabilization, case management, residential treatment, diagnostic testing and evaluations and developmental disability support. Learn more about Burrell’s programs and services at www.burrellcenter.com.
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