Kansas receives $1M from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Kansas has been given a $1 million, one-year planning grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to expand the state's certified community behavioral health clinics. 

Kansas is one of 15 states that received a grant from SAMHSA to participate in its pilot program to increase the number of CCBHC's across the nation, according to a March 16 release from the office of Sen. Roger Marshall, MD. Ten states will ultimately be selected to carry out the agency's CCBHC Medicaid Demonstration project. 

"Kansas has been a leader in the CCBHC arena, launching its first CCBHCs almost a year ago," Sarah Fertig, Kansas Department of Health and Environment state Medicaid director, said in the release. "This planning grant will allow the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services to build on its success and help drive better integration of primary care and behavioral health. This award would not be possible without close partnerships with providers and the support of our Congressional delegation."

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