SAMHSA Administrator Pam Hyde unveiled the Obama Administration’s FY15 budget request with respect to behavioral health. Under the Now is the Time initiative, which was launched in response to the Newtown tragedy, the budget request has continuation funding of $35 million for the HRSA administered Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Program and $5 millionContinue Reading.
The SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS) recently hosted the webinar Resources for the New Integrated Healthcare Workforce. The webinar began with Kristin Spykerman, director of health home services at Cherry Street Health Services—the largest federally-qualified health center in Michigan—discussing the preparations involved in forming a fully integrated multi-disciplinary team of staff from threeContinue Reading.
The psychological impact of more than a decade of civil conflict, which ended in 2003, has contributed to a mental health crisis in Liberia, intensified by: misconceptions, stigma and resulting discrimination surrounding mental illnesses; lack of mental health care training for health professionals; and inadequate supplies of necessary medications. The Carter Center’s Mental Health ProgramContinue Reading.
In 2001, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher released a detailed report discussing disparities in access, quality and availability of mental health services for racial and ethnic minorities. At that time, Dr. Satcher encouraged the mental health community to “embrace the nation’s diversity, in the conduct of research, in the education and training of ourContinue Reading.