1. From the Executive Director's Desk
Rob Trachtenberg is currently returning from vacation. Check for his message next week. Thanks! Happy Fourth of July!
2. From A-TrACC
Monday, July 22, 3 to 4 pm Eastern: Register
Remaining Veterans Mental Health Trainings
Click here for the schedule of remaining Veterans Mental Health CE programs. While all programs were to be completed by August 1, some AHECs ran into scheduling issues with venues, institutions and/or speakers and extensions were granted. The A-TrACC contract for this project ends September 29, however, so it is essential that all participating AHECs complete their trainings and submit reports by August 15 if possible.
3. Northwestern CT AHEC Requesting Proposals from AHECs Interested in Participating in the Youth Mental Health First Aid Corps
The Youth Mental Health First Aid Corps is made possible through an award from the Corporation for National and Community Service AmeriCorps National Direct.
Youth Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based training program that helps individuals and communities respond appropriately to young people who may be experiencing a mental health issue. In the aftermath of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, President Obama and other national, state and local leaders are calling for the widespread implementation of Youth Mental Health First Aid as a strategy to improve access to mental healthcare services for young people suffering from mental illness.
The national network of AHECs is uniquely positioned to provide AmeriCorps members with the resources necessary to bring about positive sustainable change in a community's ability to improve access to mental health care. Building synergy between the AmeriCorps mission of mobilizing volunteers to create solutions to our nation's toughest challenges with the AHEC mission to improve access to health care for vulnerable populations will position AHEC as a national leader responding to pressing community healthcare issues.
Click here to download a copy of the Youth Mental Health First Aid Corps Request for Proposals.
Mission Statement: The National AHEC Organization supports and advances the AHEC Network to improve health by leading the nation in the recruitment, training and retention of a diverse health workforce for underserved communities.
To submit an item, please click here. Deadline: Thursdays, noon CST.