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NASHP Policy Academy on Rural Mental Health Crisis Services

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National Academy for State Health Policy
Jul 9, 2021

Mia Antezzo


The Policy Academy on Rural Mental Health Crisis Services is a one-year learning opportunity that will engage up to 5 teams of state leaders in activities to develop and strengthen policies and strategies that support the development, coordination, and delivery of mental health crisis services in rural areas. The program provides state leaders with opportunities for peer-to-peer discussion, targeted support with state policy goals, and access to national expertise on issues related to implementing and improving systemic approaches to rural mental health crisis service delivery.

Program goals include:

  • Gain practical information and insights into policy strategies to support mental health crisis service delivery in rural areas
  • Develop a workplan for implementing key policy or programmatic priorities in the state
  • Enhance a state's ability to improve services, increase coordination, and address payment challenges

State applications may include a team of up to five members. State teams must be comprised of at least two of the following senior state officials or administrators:

  • Medicaid officials
  • State behavioral health agency officials
  • Governor's health policy leaders
  • Legislators

Additional team members may include:

  • Leaders from offices of rural health
  • State technology officers
  • Providers
  • Professional association representatives
  • Clinical stakeholder leaders
  • Emergency response providers
  • Other agency leaders
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

This is a training opportunity.

Application process

Additional guidance and a link to the application are available on the program website.

Completed applications and optional letters of support must be emailed to Mia Antezzo by July 9, 2021.

Tagged as
Mental health · Networking and collaboration · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Policy · Public health

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