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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WOWK) – The Marshall College Analysis Company has been awarded $425,000 in grant funding to pilot the WV Behavioral Well being Workforce and Well being Fairness Coaching Heart.
The grant comes from the West Virginia Division of Well being and Human Sources, Bureau for Public Well being. The division mentioned they supplied the grant with a purpose to present coaching in evidence-based follow throughout the state to extend excellence within the behavioral well being workforce in addition to to scale back behavioral well being disparities associated to psychological well being and substance misuse.
“We’re happy to award this funding to handle variations in outcomes and entry to providers alongside the behavioral well being continuum of care,” mentioned Christina Mullins, Commissioner of DHHR’s Bureau for Behavioral Well being. “Limitations to behavioral well being care can embrace race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic standing, sexual orientation, or geographic location. Eradicating these boundaries means not solely higher entry to care, but additionally life-changing outcomes.”
The WV DHHR mentioned the grant may even be used to supply these within the state’s behavioral well being workforce digital evidence-based behavioral well being coaching alternatives. MURC may even help BBH to ascertain a Statewide Coaching Advisory Council. Officers mentioned the council will encompass “quite a lot of stakeholders” to supply suggestions and information the behavioral well being workforce’s skilled improvement.
“We’re delighted for the chance to accomplice with the Bureau for Behavioral Well being to enhance behavioral well being outcomes for West Virginians by offering trauma-informed, culturally-appropriate, evidence-based trainings to behavioral well being practitioners and advocates who work with numerous populations all through the state,” mentioned Amy Saunders, Managing Director of the Marshall Heart of Excellence for Restoration. “It’s our hope that these digital trainings will attain extra professionals, thus growing the accessibility of providers for a lot of people and their households. Free CEUs can be found for counselors, social staff, psychologists, prevention professionals, and peer assist/peer restoration professionals. To be notified about coaching registrations, please join the list serv.”
The Substance Abuse Prevention and Therapy Block Grant and the Group Psychological Well being Companies Block Grant is funding the venture by the Substance Abuse and Psychological Well being Companies Administration.