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Rutgers School of Health Professions awarded 4.2M grant

NJBIZ - 11/6/2018

The Rutgers University School of Health Professions has received a $4.2 million federal grant to train mental health practitioners as part of a new effort by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.The Rutgers University School of Health Professions has received a $4.2 million federal grant to train mental health practitioners as part of a new effort by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

With the grant, Rutgers’ Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling is creating a regional Mental Health Technology Transfer Center to support practitioners and provider organizations that offer treatment, prevention and recovery services.

HHS’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration established a national network of centers as part of a new approach to make effective mental health disorder treatments, support services and evidence-based practices widely available to people with mental illness.

The Rutgers center’s regional area of service includes New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, where increases in depression, anxiety panic attacks and post-traumatic stress disorder have been reported in the wake of 2017’s hurricanes Irma and Maria.

The center will be located on the Rutgers School of Health Profession’s Piscataway campus and will launch in November with conferences, train-the-trainer training and online courses. Copyright 2018 BridgeTower Media. All Rights Reserved.

CREDIT: David Hutter

 
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