Behavioral Health

2017 Virtual Behavioral Health Conference
Miss our recent behavioral health workforce virtual conference?

No problem. You can watch videos and read abstracts of the conference presentations.


We expand and develop the substance abuse and behavioral health workforce. We do this by awarding grants that support:

  • substance abuse prevention and treatment services, and
  • care in settings that provide combined primary and behavioral health services to underserved and/or rural populations.

Which behavioral health workforce development programs do we fund?

Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program

We fund paraprofessional and professional training programs to develop and expand the substance abuse and behavioral health workforce. We work closely with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), particularly via the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions to administer this program.

Graduate Psychology Education (GPE) Program

We fund schools, universities, and other nonprofit organizations to plan, develop, operate, or maintain graduate programs in behavioral health practice to train psychologists to work with underserved populations.

Leadership in Public Health and Social Work Education (LPHSWE)

We fund training and education, faculty development, and curriculum enhancement to prepare students for leadership roles in public health social work through enrollment in a dual master’s degree program in social work and public health.

Date Last Reviewed:  November 2017