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VA Discretionary Funding Fiscal Year 2017

Center: SM

Grantee: AAMFT RESEARCH AND EDUCATION FOUNDATION
Program: MFP
City: ALEXANDRIA
State: VA
Grant Award Number: 5 T06 SM060561-07
Congressional District: 8
FY 2017 Funding: $793,978
Project Period: 2011/08/01 - 2018/07/31

The Minority Fellowship Program as the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) primary goal is to increase the availability, quality and effectiveness of mental health and substance abuse and prevention services provided to underserved minority populations in an effort to reduce health disparities, and assist in creating better health outcomes for all Americans. (AAMFT-MFP) intends to achieve this through culturally competent doctoral training of ethnic minority mental health substance abuse clinicians, researchers and scientist who advance the science, knowledge and evidence based/recovery based practice of mental health and substance abuse treatment and prevention.


Grantee: AAMFT RESEARCH AND EDUCATION FOUNDATION
Program: NITT-MFP-Y
City: ALEXANDRIA
State: VA
Grant Award Number: 5 T06 SM061726-04
Congressional District: 8
FY 2017 Funding: $532,200
Project Period: 2014/09/30 - 2018/09/29

The MFP-Y Program at AAMFT Research and Education Foundation is designed to increase the number of culturally competent marriage and family therapy professionals who provide direct mental health and substance abuse services to underserved minority populations, children, adolescence, and individuals in transition to adulthood (aged 16-25). The program seeks to accomplish this goal by providing financial support, relevant and cutting edge training, networking opportunities, and mentoring to graduate students pursuing a master's degree in MFT.


Grantee: AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOC FOUNDATION
Program: MFP
City: ARLINGTON
State: VA
Grant Award Number: 5 T06 SM060562-07
Congressional District: 8
FY 2017 Funding: $778,303
Project Period: 2011/08/01 - 2018/07/31

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) Minority Fellowship (MFP) is designed to help eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in mental health and substance use disorder care by (1) providing specialized training to psychiatry residents interested in serving ethnically and racially diverse populations, and (2) working to increase the number of medical students electing psychiatry as a specialty, particularly those with a focus on service to minority communities.


Grantee: COUNCIL ON SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION
Program: MFP
City: ALEXANDRIA
State: VA
Grant Award Number: 5 T06 SM060560-07
Congressional District: 8
FY 2017 Funding: $793,978
Project Period: 2011/08/01 - 2018/07/31

The Council on Social Work Education's Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) will enhance the doctoral training of ethnic minority pre-doctoral social work students that demonstrate a commitment to working in underserved communities and working with underserved minority population post fellowship. CSWE's MFP provides stipends, specialized training, mentoring and other supports to underserved minority doctoral students. The purpose of this program is to increase the number of culturally competent behavioral health professionals in the public and private non-profit sectors trained to serve as direct clinicians, educators, administrators and to conduct services research.


Grantee: COUNCIL ON SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION
Program: NITT-MFP-Y
City: ALEXANDRIA
State: VA
Grant Award Number: 5 T06 SM061724-04
Congressional District: 8
FY 2017 Funding: $524,296
Project Period: 2014/09/30 - 2018/09/29

The Council on Social Work Education's MFP-Y Program is designed to help reduce the health disparities and improve behavioral health care outcomes for racially and ethnically diverse populations by increasing the number of culturally competent master's level behavioral health professionals serving children, adolescents, and populations in transition to adulthood (aged 16-25). The Program seeks to accomplish this goal by providing a monetary stipend, specialized training, mentoring, and other supports to racial and ethnic minority master's level social work students.


Grantee: FAIRFAX-FALLS CHURCH CMTY SERVICES BOARD
Program: PBHCI
City: VIENNA
State: VA
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM062209-03
Congressional District: 11
FY 2017 Funding: $400,000
Project Period: 2015/09/30 - 2019/09/29

BeWell integrates primary health care into behavioral health settings in Fairfax County, VA, and fills identified gaps in our current service system. Our proposed approach includes several key features that will ensure we achieve our goal of improving the physical health status of adults with serious mental illnesses (SMI). First, we have included a new nurse care manager who will coordinate care, support population and individual health outcomes, and facilitate seamless integration of the primary and behavioral health system. Second, we propose a health coach team, composed of peers with lived experience of SMI, whose members will implement our continuum of evidence-based programs (EBPs) and serve as peer health coaches. Every consumer enrolled in BeWell will be assigned his or her own personal peer health coach who will work one-on-one to support recovery and reinforce the wellness practices presented in the EBPs. Third, we have a comprehensive data collection and management plan, which will ensure quality improvement and the sustainability of those improvements. Finally, our proposal leverages years of work building primary and behavioral health partnerships in Fairfax County. With the support of the PBHCI grant, BeWell will build on those partnerships and add key features necessary to achieve a fully integrated model of care. BeWell will serve at least 724 individuals (unduplicated) over the funding cycle. BeWell will focus primarily on individuals with serious mental illness served by the Fairfax-Falls Church CSB who do not have a primary health care provider. In 2014, the CSB served 3,618 people with serious mental illness, 40% of whom (about 1,447) reported having no primary health care provider. These individuals will be BeWell's population of focus. This is a demographically diverse population from the standpoint of income, insurance, engagement, and race ethnicity/language.


Grantee: FOCUSED OUTREACH RICHMOND, INC.
Program: CABHI
City: RICHMOND
State: VA
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM063373-02
Congressional District: 4
FY 2017 Funding: $396,546
Project Period: 2016/09/30 - 2019/09/29

The Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program by Focused Outreach Richmond (FOR) will serve chronically homeless veterans, veterans that are recently released from incarceration, female homeless veterans, homeless veterans with families, and veterans at risk of homelessness who have a substance use disorder, serious mental illness or co-occurring mental and substance use disorders in the urban area of Richmond City. FOR's Specific Aims are: Aim 1) expand current infrastructure by Sub-aim 1A: expanding the number of members in VET-LINK, a consortium of agencies that provide services to homeless veterans and their families within the Greater Richmond Metro area by four members in each 12 months of the project and by eight over the life of the grant, and by Sub-aim 1B: expanding the number of partner agencies that are a part of the Homeward Community Information System by four members during the first 12 month project and by eight over the life of the grant; and Aim 2) FOR will increase the capacity to provide accessible, effective, comprehensive, coordinated, evidence-based treatment services and permanent supportive housing through direct person-centered outreach, engagement, and intensive case management by Sub-aim 2A: FOR will assist 55 veteran participants in receiving mental health and/or substance abuse treatment, Sub-aim 2B: assist 55 veterans in obtaining permanent employment and Sub-aim 2C: assist 55 veterans in obtaining permanent housing during each 12 month project period. Over the three year project period, FOR expects to serve 165 unduplicated veterans.


Grantee: HENRICO COUNTY, VIRGINIA
Program: PBHCI
City: HENRICO
State: VA
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM062201-02
Congressional District: 7
FY 2017 Funding: $380,473
Project Period: 2016/09/30 - 2020/09/29

The Henrico Area Mental Health & Developmental Services (HAMHDS) will partner with The Daily Planet Healthcare Center to provide primary care services at two locations in Henrico County, Virginia. A Family Nurse Practitioner and Medical Assistant will provide care to clients, establishing a health home at HAMHDS. The focus of the project will be to engage clients, especially those experiencing Severe Mental Illness, in routine primary care. Approximately 500 individuals will be served each year. The goals and objectives of the project include: 1) Improve the health status of persons with serious mental illness; 2) Improve adherence to treatment regimens for co-occurring chronic illnesses; 3) Reduce ED visits; 4) Establish medical homes for clients with behavioral health disorders, with focus on clients with SMI; 5) Engage clients in management of their illnesses; 6) Engage clients in preventative health care and healthy lifestyles.


Grantee: HORIZON BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
Program: CABHI
City: LYNCHBURG
State: VA
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 SM063313-01
Congressional District: 6
FY 2017 Funding: $783,353
Project Period: 2017/09/30 - 2020/09/29

Coordinated Approaches To Champion Homelessness


Grantee: NAMI-VIRGINIA
Program: Statewide Family Network Program
City: RICHMOND
State: VA
Grant Award Number: 5 HR1 SM063019-02
Congressional District: 4
FY 2017 Funding: $95,000
Project Period: 2016/06/01 - 2019/05/31

This proposal is to develop the Virginia Family Network (VFN) and Youth MOVE Virginia (YMV). The project goal is to ensure that families and youth are the catalysts for transforming the mental health and related systems in their state by strengthening coalitions among family organizations and between family members and youth, policymakers, and service providers, recognizing that family members and youth are the most effective change agents. The populations to be served are parents, caregivers, and families of children and youth with mental health needs and youth with mental health needs, ages 12-18.


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