U.S. Reps. Chellie Pingree (D-ME) and Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) discussed the importance of governmental funding to programs that treat substance use disorder as a chronic disease during a visit Wednesday to MaineHealth’s Integrated Medication-Assisted Treatment (IMAT) hub in Biddeford.Read More
Pride Program DetailsRead more about this unique program.
- Primary care services made more easily available by bringing this service to the behavioral health facility;
- Communication among all care providers to try to increase collaboration between the client’s physical and behavioral health providers; and
- Financial assistance and encouragement to engage in activities designed to improve both physical and mental health.
- Client must be 18 years of age or older, have a psychiatric diagnosis and receive some service from Maine Behavioral Healthcare.
- Client must have or be at risk of at least one chronic health condition.
- Client must be willing to participate in an initial interview and agree to provide basic health indicators at the time of enrollment and every 6 months thereafter.
All PBHCI programs are also conducting researching to determine if increasing access to primary care and wellness opportunities increases the lifespan and quality of living for individuals living with co-occurring mental and physical health disorders.
The research portion of the grant requires biomarkers (health indicators) and qualitative analysis (baseline assessments and reassessments). Every three months we have to report how many individuals we have enrolled in PRIDE, individual health indicators, number of reassessments completed and group offerings and primary care referrals.
Every three months our evaluators determine if we are meeting the requirements of the grant for that quarter.
For more information about the Pride Program, contact: