On Tuesday and Wednesday, Missoula County will host a two-day summit that will bring together over 40 community leaders and healthcare advocates to create an integrated Collaborative Care Plan for the county.

Grants Administrator for Missoula County, Erin Kautz said the plan has been on the minds of two community leaders.

"This has been the brainchild of Missoula County Commissioner Jean Curtiss and Jody Daly from Western Montana Mental Health," Kautz said. "What we want to do is bring everybody together to talk about integrating primary health care with mental health care, and coming up with a plan for that for Missoula County."

Kautz said  over 40 leaders and agencies will be on hand for the two-day summit.

"We have people from the hospitals, from the mental health centers, from the university, from the police department and the county detention center," she said. "We also have some primary care providers, and NAMI, which is the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, the Rural Institute on Disabilities and a couple of policy makers such as representatives from Senator Jon Tester's office, and State senator Diane Sands will be there."

The two-day summit will be facilitated by a representative from the National Council for Behavioral Health  Because of lack of space and resources, the public is not invited to attend the summit, but the results will be made public through the media.

The meetings are Tuesday and Wednesday at the Missoula Children's Theater at 200 North Adams Street. Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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