August 30, 2018
Dear Students and Colleagues,
We are pleased to share our good news. We were awarded another HRSA grant in the amount of $400,000 today (see the attached Abstract and Logic Model). We will be partnering with Mid-State Health, Health First in Franklin & Laconia, and Manchester Community Health Center. Each of these health centers will also receive $400,000 over two years. The focus of this award is to support Clinical Mental Health Counseling interns and the health centers with treating and preventing opioid addiction. The 3 of us will be the PIs on the grant.
Have a great weekend,
Cindy Waltman, Robin Hausheer, and Gary Goodnough
Addressing the Opioid Crisis
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Supplemental Grant Objectives
- Recruit and retain students in the behavioral health pipeline with a focus on treating SUD and OUD and make these efforts sustainable
- 5 practicum students were placed with FQHCs in January 2019 – continued into internships in May 2019
- Provide high-quality training on SUD, OUD, and MAT to students, staff, faculty, and health care professionals
- 20 people attended the Integrated Supervision Training in October 2018
- 29 community members and 10 students attended Recovery Coach Training in October 2019
- 40 individuals attended Narcan training in October 2019
- 123 participants attended Dr. Charles Atkins’s training “Opioids: Whole-Person Approaches to Treatment and Recovery” in April 2019
- Increase the number of supervisors working with SUD, OUD, and MAT at integrated care settings by expanding our annual Supervision Institute to include FQHC partners
- Educational Leadership, Nursing, and Social Work programs included in Supervision Institute invitations
- Increase family support for those addressing SUD and OUD and increase public awareness of integrated care
We expanded the number of clinical mental health workers partnering with professionals treating Substance Abuse Disorder (SUD) and Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) in underserved areas of the state. We placed 2 interns in our 3 FQHCs partners. PSU increased the preparatory training in coursework for working in an integrated health care model of care.