HRSA Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Technical Assistance

The HRSA Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Technical Assistance (COE for BHTA) helps grantees integrate substance use and mental health (behavioral health) services in primary care settings.


  • Support integrated behavioral health services in HRSA-funded primary care settings
  • Support grantees who seek to initiate and sustain medication-assisted treatment (MAT) programs for substance use disorder prevention and treatment
  • Workforce training
  • Building systems of care and the financial sustainability of grantees that provide integrated behavioral health/primary care

We will offer technical assistance (TA) to grantees within the following bureaus:

Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC)

Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)


Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)

About the HRSA COE for BHTA

John Snow, Inc. (JSI) and its national team of experts will manage the COE for BHTA over the next three years under contract #75R60219C00002 for HRSA.

The team of experts include:

  • The National Council for Behavioral Health
  • Advocates for Human Potential
  • The Bizzell Group
  • The National Health Care for the Homeless Council
  • Ten Mile Square

The HRSA COE for BHTA will launch a dedicated website for HRSA-supported grantees to access its TA services, calendar of events, and resources.


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Date Last Reviewed:  February 2020