In June of 2018, I provided a two-part (two-day) training on TeleMental Health at the University of North Florida as part of a grant project called CMHC CONNECT (Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Creating Opportunities Needed in North Florida for Educating Counselors through Technology). The project was funded by the Humana Foundation and held in partnership with UNF. According to the university’s follow-up summary, they “contracted with Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC to provide TeleMental Health Training for CMHC students and mental health providers with comprehensive information on the establishment and provision of TeleMental Health services to clients.
This is currently a bill.
This grant supports healthcare programs that integrate behavioral and physical healthcare services, up to $2 million dollars.
“(a) In General.—The Secretary shall establish a primary and behavioral health care integration grant program. The Secretary may award grants and cooperative agreements to eligible entities to expend funds for improvements in integrated settings with integrated practices."
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) is awarding a
$16 million grant program intended to boost telehealth and quality improvement activities in rural healthcare settings.