March 17, 2023
Mental Health | Tea Leaves
  • Schools vying for some of the $25 million the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will award to improve primary care must include mental health services in their programs, according to an HHS announcement. HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra said that “ensuring that children can access the care they need in schools, including mental health services, is a critical way we can support their healthy growth and development.” The grant money will be allotted through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). HRSA-funded health centers currently operate more than 3,400 school-based programs in the U.S. HHS plans to grant 70 awards with the $25 million. (Article here)