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HRSA Awards to Help Bolster California’s Behavioral Health Workforce in Underserved Communities

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On June 9, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced $22 million in awards to 56 recipients as part of the Behavioral Health Workforce and Education Training Program for ProfessionalsCalifornia organizations will receive $5,561,042 in funding. 

The funds will be used to train graduate level students of social work, psychology, and other behavioral and mental health disciplines to work with vulnerable populations, particularly children, adolescents, and transitional-aged youth at risk for behavioral health disorders.  

Through placements at health centers and other community-based settings, trainees will gain experience working in the underserved communities where behavioral health services are most urgently needed.