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Behavioral Health Home Clinic

A Patient-Centered, Team-Based Behavioral Health Care Model

The first Network180 Behavioral Health Home opened in fall 2016. It is an effort to replicate and refine a promising behavioral health home model that has been piloted in the network180 system since 2011. In July 2016, Network180 was awarded a 2-year, $1,000,000 grant from theMichigan Health Endowment Fund to support the continued testing of this model, particularly with elderly and young adult populations.

The Behavioral Health Home is located on the 4th Floor of Network180's 790 Fuller Ave NE building. The Behavioral Health Home is a flexible, team-based model that is designed to serve up to 400 individuals with severe mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders. The team includes 5 therapists, 3 case managers, 1 peer support specialist/recovery coach, 1 registered nurse, 1 medical assistant, 1 clinical supervisor, and a psychiatrist who is dedicated to the team. The model increases client access to providers, supports continuity of care during periods of illness and wellness, and enhances care coordination with physical and behavioral health providers. Practical evidence-based therapies, including Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, are encouraged and available for all clients served in the BHH.

Clients served in the BHH pilot model have achieved increased recovery and stability. For the past 3 years individuals served in this model were hospitalized approximately 60% less frequently than diagnostically similar individuals in traditional case management. Similarly, in the past two fiscal years, the number of emergency department (ED) visits for behavioral health reasons by BHH patients was less than 50% of the rate of ED usage of individuals in traditional case management.
The strong results from Network180's Behavioral Health Home pilot have been presented at numerous regional and national conferences and in Canada.

View the Network180 poster presentation from the2015 National Council Conference

Network 180 presented their latest findings at the 2019 Community Mental Association of Michigan's Spring Conference title,Beyond Case Managment: Scaling team-based behavioral health homes and an alternative payment model to acheive the quadruple aim across a community.