Our Aspire Indiana FQHC Story

Aspire Indiana, Inc.

Our story began in 2003 when the Center for Mental Health was the first Community Mental Health Center in the United States to be awarded a HRSA integration grant…. But a lot has changed since 2003. First and foremost is our understanding of how powerful and beneficial integrated care can be for our consumers. Second, is the increased energy that others such as the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA),  and even the state of Indiana are putting into this goal of creating integrated care entities.

An Integrated Care Entity, also known as ICE, is a model being promoted by the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA) and the Indiana Primary Health Care Association (IPHCA). The model emphasizes coordination of care between primary care and behavioral health care to the point that both are provided through a concept called “No Wrong…

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About jerrylanders

Executive Director for Aspire Indiana Health and Vice President for Aspire Indiana. Doctorial Student at Columbia Southern University studying business. Married and father of three children. I blog about mental health, business, social media and how all three intersect.
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