Behavioral Health

The pandemic underscored significant challenges for Rhode Island’s health system, such as health disparities, a behavioral health crisis, and unequal access, as well as opportunities for innovation that must be leveraged to address the challenges. The behavioral health projects promote mental health and well-being.

Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics ($30 million)

The Rhode Island Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) is providing infrastructure development grants to community-based behavioral health and social services providers to recover from the pandemic and comply with federal Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) standards. These grants are supporting CCBHC providers and organizations seeking to become designated collaborating organizations (DCO) through investments in staffing and other operational costs that are not otherwise reimbursed.