Award-Winning Integrated Medication Assisted Treatment Program Receives $55,220 in Grant Funding
St. Joe’s has received an additional $55,220 in grant funding in 2021 for our work in treating individuals with substance use disorder. The grants will support the integrated Medication Assisted Treatment Program (iMAT)—a progressive approach for the treatment of substance use utilizing a combination of behavioral health and medication. St. Joe's team of health professionals work closely with patients to integrate all aspects of recovery into a healthy lifestyle. iMAT has been a part of family practice services since 2017.
In 2020, the Montana Hospital Association awarded St. Joe's iMAT the 2020 Excellence in Behavioral Health Service Award.
"We live in a rural community that really struggles with the challenges of substance use and in a state that where treatment options are not only limited, but also miles and hours away from home," said Lisa Grainey, iMAT project manager. "It has been rewarding to have the opportunity to offer medications for opioid and alcohol use disorder to our patients. It allows us to ease their way on their journey toward a healthier life. Additionally, it has allowed our caregivers to feel like they now have a local resource to offer the patients.”
For more details, contact Grainey at firstname.lastname@example.org.