Maine Primary Care Association & Alliance for Addiction and Mental Health Services
The Maine Primary Care Association (MPCA) is working in collaboration with the Alliance for Addiction and Mental Health Services (AAMHS). These two statewide associations serve a combined 52 FQHC/CBHO members providing primary care and behavioral health services for 300,000+ lives across Maine.
MPCA and AAMHS each have a history of working at the state and provider level to advance safety-net models of care, including the implementation of integrated behavioral health programs. MPCA builds on past transformation experience that resulted in nearly 100% of eligible FQHCs achieving or improving PCMH recognition. AAMHS’s transformation experience includes championing member efforts to spearhead the implementation of the Behavioral Health Home model in Maine.
MPCA and AAMHS recognize their important roles in the response to the opioid crisis, which is deeply impacting their state. Both associations seek to leverage new federal funding to address the opioid crisis while using Delta Center funding to advance integration of primary care and behavioral health, and progress toward value-based care.
With support from the Delta Center, MPCA and AAMHS aim to: coordinate their efforts as statewide primary care and behavioral health leaders and learning organizations; leverage their existing assets to engage stakeholders across the state; deploy the resources available through the Delta Center program; and provide targeted training, technical assistance and other resources to build their members’ capacity and impact related to value-based payment and care.
Clinical Integration Specialist, MPCA