October 09, 2013
Carry Buterbaugh, M.S., Ph.D., research assistant professor in the School of Community and Population Health (SCPH), attended the national grantee meeting for the Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration (PBHCI) grant in Phoenix, Arizona, in September 2013.
In partnership with Ruth Anne Spence, M.P.A., Ph.D., research associate professor in the SCPH, Buterbaugh is presently conducting evaluation research for the Community Health and Counseling Service, which has two PBHCI sites located in Maine--in Washington County and Bangor.
Through this national initiative, Buterbaugh and Spence are participating in a cost-study designed to estimate the costs of providing integrated primary health care in community-based behavioral health settings.
Maine is only one of five sites in the United States that has been selected for involvement in this cost-study. At the national grantee meeting in Phoenix, representatives of each of the five selected sites presented and discussed their proposed cost-studies.