Portland Community Health Center Substance Use Expansion

Dates: 2015

State: Maine

Client(s): Portland Community Health Center

Services: Health Care & Public Health Planning, Training & Technical Assistance

Technical Expertise: Primary Care, Substance Use, Integrated Care Models


Portland Community Health Center is planning to expand their substance abuse services to meet the growing demand in their service are due to increases in opiate use, declining services available in the community, and growing uninsured adult population.

JSI provided technical assistance in planning their service model for integrated behavioral health including screening, staffing, and projections of patients numbers. We also supported them in applying for new funding through describing the need in the community and developing a workplan for implementation of the new model.