ANE Faculty Member Receives NH Endowment for Health Grant

Jim Fauth, Ph.D., director of the Center for Research on Psychological Practice (CROPP) at Antioch University New England, has received a Planning, Convening, and Technical Assistance Grant ($42,123) from New Hampshire’s Endowment for Health to develop a model program for integrating mental and behavioral health care into primary care settings in Sullivan County, a rural and medically underserved area of the state. CROPP is collaborating with several major health care stakeholders in the region, including New London Hospital, Valley Regional Hospital, and West Central Behavioral Health. The planning efforts are designed to mobilize the commitment of key stakeholders via a careful planning process that balances national best practice standards with local realities and constraints. The planning process should result in the development of a model integrative health care program, as well as funding to implement and test the model in Sullivan County.