Primary Care/Behavioral Health Special Projects Program

This program aims to engage and retain primary care and behavioral health providers in community settings across Massachusetts while supporting innovative on-the-ground projects that advance the ability of community-based provider organizations to succeed in an accountable care environment. The program accomplishes this goal by awarding one-year grants to community health centers (CHCs), community mental health centers (CMHCs; inclusive of community-based mental health centers, substance use programs, and psychiatric day treatment programs), and emergency service programs (ESPs) participating in MassHealth payment reform) and Community Service Agencies (CSA), Community Partners (CP) and their Affiliated Partners and Consortium Entities, and organizations contracted with a MassHealth ACO to provide In-Home Therapy (IHT) to support provider-led projects related to accountable care implementation. The Primary Care/Behavioral Health Special Projects Program will support approximately 120 provider-led projects over the course of the program's five years. Up to $40,000 in funding will be available for each project.

Congratulations to the year one Special Project award recipients:

  • Advocates, Inc.
  • Bay Cove Human Services
  • Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program
  • Bowdoin Street Health Centerr
  • Brockton Neighborhood Health Center
  • Brookline Community Mental Health Center
  • Center for Human Development
  • Charles River Community Health
  • Community Health Center of Cape Cod
  • Community Health Center of Franklin County
  • Dimock Community Health Center
  • Edward M Kennedy Community Health Center
  • Family Health Center of Worcester
  • Fenway Community Health Center
  • Greater Lawrence Family Health Center
  • Harbor Community Health Center
  • Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center
  • Hilltown Community Health Center
  • Lynn Community Health Center
  • Manet Community Health Center
  • Priority Professional LLC
  • South End Community Health Center
  • Stanley Street Treatment and Resources (SSTAR)

Click here for Special Projects Summaries.


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