HRSA announces Mental and Behavioral Health Education and Training Grant Program Awards
On Sept. 25, 2012, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that through the Mental and Behavioral Health Education and Training Grant (MBHETG) program, which was authorized as a part of the Affordable Care Act, $9.8 million is being awarded to support three-year grants to 24 graduate psychology and social work programs. Eleven grants were specifically awarded to APA accredited programs of psychology including internships.
The MBHETG program aims to strengthen the clinical field competencies and increase the number of psychologists and social workers who pursue clinical work with high need and high demand populations, such as rural underserved, chronically ill persons and victims of trauma and abuse, including military personnel, veterans and their families.
“Mental health services are critical for those dealing with post-traumatic stress and other severe problems,” Secretary Sebelius said. “Increasing the number and quality of providers to care for these individuals is a major step forward in addressing these challenges.”
View the official press release.
The psychology grantees are:
AWARDED FY 2012 HRSA-12-181 PSYCH. GRANTEES
Application Legal Name
FY 2012 Award ($)
University of Nebraska Medical Center
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
University of Hawaii
Medical University of South Carolina
University of Florida
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
The Curators of the University of Missouri
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
Hugo W. Moswer Research Institute at Kennedy Krieger Institute, Inc.
University of Kansas Medical Center Research Institute, Inc.