U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Nurse Education, Practice, Quality, and Retention Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Program – Behavioral Health Integration
The Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention: Interprofessional Collaborative Practice: Behavioral Health Integration program (NEPQR: BHI) seeks to increase the access to and quality of behavioral health services through behavioral health integrated team-based care models; and train the future nursing workforce to provide integrated behavioral health services in primary care settings through academic-practice partnerships.
The goals of this program are:
- To educate and train the current and future nursing workforce to provide interprofessional, evidence-based, integrated behavioral health services
- To reduce barriers to care by addressing social determinants of health through community-based partnerships
Amount: Approximately $8,500,000 is available to make up to 17 awards ranging up to $500,000 per year for a period of three years.
Eligibility: Accredited schools of nursing, health care facilities, or a partnership of such a school and facility.
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