Source: Health Policy Institute of Ohio
On September 22, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced more than $1.6 million in awards to Ohio training programs to increase the number of mental health providers and substance abuse counselors in the state (Source: “Health and Human Services awards $1,615,720 to Expand Ohio Behavioral Health Workforce,” (Cambridge) Daily Jeffersonian, September 22, 2016).
Nationally, the Health Resources and Services Administration and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration are funding 144 new and continuing grants for a total of $44.5 million through the Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training program, which supports clinical internships and field placements for an array of professional and paraprofessional behavioral health disciplines and occupations.
In Ohio, more than $686,000 will support new grantees Heidelberg University, Tiffin, OH, and Youngstown State University. An additional $929,000 will fund programs at current grantees Case Western Reserve University, Rootstown, OH; the Northern Ohio Recovery Association, Cleveland, OH; the Ohio University, Athens, OH; and the University of Cincinnati.