BHWET - Expanding Integrated Clinical Training to Meet the Behavioral Health Needs of Underserved and Rural Populations in Michigan
Eastern Michigan University, University of Michigan Medicine Pediatrics, MidMichigan Community Health Center
Social Work students; Psychology students
Workforce Development Focus
Increasing number of healthcare workers
Workforce Issues Addressed
Training individuals to work in a healthcare profession
Eastern Michigan University received over $1.8 million from HRSA to train various behavioral health students to deliver in-person and telehealth services to Michigan youth. The goal of the grant is to increase Michigan's behavioral health workforce of child & adolescent behavioral health providers (psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists) that work in rural and underserved areas. The program will accomodate 16 MSW interns, 16 doctoral psychology trainees and 20 doctoral psychology interns from EMU with didactic coursework in integrated care and clinical supervision within primary care practices. Students will work at locations in University of Michigan Medicine Pediatrics and MidMichigan Community Health Center.