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Maine Primary Care recognized by Co-Occurring Collaborative

Posted July 02, 2014, at 10:17 a.m.
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Darcy Shargo, COO, and Rebecca Emmons, director of quality improvement of the Maine Primary Care Association, were recognized for Accomplishments and Vision to Advance the Integration of Behavioral Health and Primary Care on Friday, June 27.

Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine advocates for best practices, encourages professional development, maximizes collaboration, and facilitates integrated health and behavioral health services. As a leader in system change, CCSME encourages professional development and resource development among individuals and organizations serving those affected by co-occurring conditions.

In comments during CCSME’s annual meeting, Maine Primary Care Association was praised for its work on more than one behavioral health front. MPCA has had the opportunity to work with CCSME to build partnerships for training and technical assistance for Community Health Centers across the state as well as work on a suicide prevention grant, all with the goal of integrating behavioral and mental health into the Patient Centered Medical Home model that all of Maine’s Community Health Centers strive for.

“CCSME’s support is vital to the work we do,” says Darcy Shargo, COO of the Maine Primary Care Association, in a press release. “It’s a great honor to be recognized by such an influential organization, one that makes such an impact on the state.”

For further information about the work being done by Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine, visit their website at www.ccsme.org , and for more information about the work being done at the Maine Primary Care Association and its member Community Health Centers, visit their website at www.mepca.org.

For more than 25 years, Maine Primary Care Association and its members have worked to strengthen and sustain Maine’s Federally Qualified Health Centers and its primary care system, particularly in rural and underserved communities.

For further questions or information, please contact Mr. Jeb E. Murphy by phone at (207) 621-0677 x203 or by e-mail at jmurphy@mepca.org.

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