RI Foundation Helps Fund Interviews of Patients Supported by Integrated Behavioral Health

  • 21 Oct 2020

Brown University has been awarded a grant from the RI Foundation to conduct a qualitative evaluation of patients who participated in our adult IBH pilot program. Understanding the IBH patient perspective will be the focus of the study. CTC-RI will partner with Brown to recruit patients to participate in focus groups and individual interviews. Practices will be provided with funding to help identify patients willing to participate. To date, CTC-RI has successfully demonstrated provider and team satisfaction in having IBH as part of the PCMH care team. We also demonstrated significant quality improvement and decreased total cost of care. This study will provide the patients’ perspective on IBH. Dr. Nelly Burdette, Sr. IBH Program Leader, will be reaching out to pilot sites with a one-pager for participation.