MSU Receives $3 Million in Grants to Support Mental Health Services
Michigan could soon be home to more mental health prepared health care providers in underrepresented areas, thanks to two large grants totaling almost $3 million.
A $1.6 million grant from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services will help the Michigan State University College of Nursing to train mental health-prepared nurses to serve underserved populations across the state. And a five-year, $1.3 million National Institutes of Health grant will focus on increasing the number of nurses and medical doctors from Michigan’s underrepresented communities trained in substance use disorders through leading-edge research and clinical activities.
“It is reassuring to see both state and federal leaders recognize the importance of having health care providers who are trained in mental health,” said Dr. Leigh Small, interim dean of the MSU College of Nursing. “These are investments in our health care system that will result in positive patient outcomes across our state, especially in underrepresented areas.”
The funding, from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), will be applied toward the MSU College of Nursing's Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program (PMHNP) and is strictly for measurable recruitment and retention outcomes to increase PMHNPs in the state of Michigan.
Read about the full details on these grants on the College of Nursing website.