Prairie View Moves One Step Closer to CCBHC Status

September 26, 2022

NEWTON, Kan. (September 26, 2022) – Prairie View, which serves as community mental health center for Harvey, Marion and McPherson counties, has been awarded a grant totaling nearly $4 million that moves it one step closer to Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) status. The grant will be awarded over the course of four years. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA), a CCBHC provides person- and family-centered integrated services.

This particular grant will be used to:

  • Assist Prairie View in the planning for and development and implementation of a CCBHC that meets the CCBHC Certification Criteria;
  • Provide a comprehensive range of outreach, screening, assessment, treatment, care coordination and recovery supports based on a needs assessment that aligns with CCBHC Certification Criteria; and
  • Support recovery from mental illness and/or substance use disorders (SUD) by providing access to high-quality mental health and SUD services, regardless of an individual’s ability to pay.

In preparation for this grant and to illustrate its desire to become CCBHC certified, Prairie View has increased services and staffing.

“This grant will help us provide additional services, increasing the number of individuals we can assist,” says Marcy Johnson, LCPC, president and CEO of Prairie View. “It will also allow us to expand staff and increase salaries to support those in place.”

To aid in the transition of becoming a CCBHC, Prairie View launched the Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) program Sept. 7. MAT is a comprehensive program, individually tailored to the needs of patients, and includes medication and behavioral therapy to treat alcohol and opioid use disorders.

Over the next few months, Prairie View will submit its needs assessment, application and cost report to officially become a CCBHC.

Prairie View’s goal of becoming fully CCBHC is July 1, 2023.