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Premera Rural Mental Health Initiative: Expanding Access to Evidence-Based Mental Health Treatment in Washington and Alaska

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Premera Blue Cross, University of Washington AIMS Center
Jul 23, 2021

The Premera Rural Mental Health Initiative provides training, coaching, and financial assistance for primary care clinics in rural areas of Washington and Alaska designed to expand access to mental health treatment and integrate evidence-based mental health services into primary care settings.

Training and assistance will include:

  • Online training
  • In-person training
  • Virtual learning communities
  • Onsite technical assistance
  • Caseload tracker/registry tool
  • Impact evaluation

Eligible organizations are primary care clinics and healthcare organizations with at least one primary care clinic located in a rural area of Washington or Alaska that treated at least 900 unique patients age 18 or older in the most recent reporting year.

Clinics federally designated as rural health clinics (RHCs) are eligible to apply regardless of zip code.

Healthcare organizations with more than one clinic location are eligible to apply for participation of more than one site if those sites are at least 20 miles apart and are both located in a rural area. Organizations applying on behalf of multiple sites should submit separate applications for each site.

Geographic coverage
Alaska and Washington
Amount of funding

Training and technical assistance is provided at no cost to participants.

Clinics are eligible to receive up to $245,000 for participation.

Application process

Links to the program flyer, application instructions, and application materials are available on the program website.

Email completed applications to

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all funding is expended.

Tagged as
Access · Accountable Care Organizations · Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Care coordination · Clinics · Health workforce education and training · Integrated service delivery · Mental health · Networking and collaboration · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Primary care · Alaska · Washington

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