Project TRIUMPH uses the collaborative care framework to develop an integrated system of care within three primary care clinics in Berkeley County, West Virginia. Integrated care systems bring together a healthcare team that intentionally includes primary care providers, behavioral health clinicians, and clinic staff to provide individualized care based on the needs of the patient. This integrated team approach and has consistently demonstrated improved patient outcomes, decreased stigma around treatment for behavioral health needs, improved patient and provider satisfaction, and lower costs of care as patient needs are identified and addressed earlier.
The purpose of Project TRIUMPH is two-fold: 1) to increase access to behavioral health, substance use, and suicide prevention services through three Valley Health primary care clinics and their community partners in the rural, underserved communities of Martinsburg and Hedgesville, West Virginia and 2) to develop the primary care practices as clinical education sites to train and prepare the future nursing and social work workforce in those communities through an academic-practice partnership with Shepherd University.
This project is supported by a HRSA grant awarded to Valley Health in partnership with ADAPT and Shepherd University.