HHS Announces 24 Awardees of Mental and BH Education & Training Program

Health care law increases number of mental and behavioral health providers

Affordable Care Act grants also help military personnel, veterans and families

 

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced a new program, made possible by the Affordable Care Act, which will boost the number of social workers and psychologists who work with Americans in rural areas, military personnel, veterans, and their families.

 

Through the Mental and Behavioral Health Education and Training grant program, $9.8 million is being awarded to 24 graduate social work and psychology schools and programs for three-year grants. The grants will help eligible institutions of higher education - including accredited schools of social work and psychology and accredited psychology internship programs - to recruit students and provide support for clinical training in mental and behavioral health.

 

“Mental health services are critical for those dealing with posttraumatic stress and other severe problems,” Secretary Sebelius said. “Increasing the number and quality of providers to care for these individuals is a major step forward in addressing these challenges.”

 

Mental health conditions are among the top five chronic illnesses in the United States.  This program addresses a critical need for more mental and behavioral health providers, especially those trained in trauma and abuse, combat-related stress, substance abuse, and the needs of chronically ill people and their families.

 

To view awardees, visit http://www.hrsa.gov/about/news/2012tables/120925mentalandbehavioral.html.  For information on HRSA’s health professions programs, visit www.hrsa.gov.  To learn more about the Affordable Care Act, visitwww.healthcare.gov.

 

Mental and Behavioral Health Education and Training Grant FY 2012 Awards

Health care law increases number of mental and behavioral health providers press release (09/25/2012)

Grantee

City

State

Award

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

Boulder

Colorado

$354,253

University of Florida

Gainesville

Florida

$251,999

University of Hawaii

Honolulu

Hawaii

$331,201

University of Kansas Medical Center Research Institute, Inc.

Kansas City

Kansas

$240,000

University of New England

Biddeford

Maine

$480,000

Hugo W. Moser Research Institute at Kennedy Krieger Institute

Baltimore

Maryland

$121,096

Trustees of Boston University

Boston

Massachusetts

$480,000

Regents of the University of Michigan

Ann Arbor

Michigan

$480,275

Regents of the University of Minnesota

Minneapolis

Minnesota

$440,000

The Curators of the University of Missouri

Columbia

Missouri

$474,174

University of Nebraska

Omaha

Nebraska

$480,000

Research Foundation of State University of New York

Albany

New York

$480,275

RFCUNY - Lehman College

Bronx

New York

$479,973

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

New York

New York

$225,570

New York University

New York

New York

$466,666

Yeshiva University

New York

New York

$470,862

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Philadelphia

Pennsylvania

$192,000

Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia

Pennsylvania

$479,331

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston

South Carolina

$469,404

University of Texas at Austin

Austin

Texas

$480,275

University of Houston

Houston

Texas

$468,000

Texas State University-San Marcos

San Marcos

Texas

$479,035

Norfolk State University

Norfolk

Virginia

$458,277

West Virginia University Research Corporation

Morgantown

West Virginia

$476,263

Total

$9,758,885

 

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), part of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated, or medically vulnerable.  For more information about HRSA and its programs, visit www.hrsa.gov