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Expanding Rural Access to Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Care

"With initial funding from NCHS, the Purdue University School of Nursing recently added a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Certification Program. This new program includes classes focused on the psychopharmacology of mental health, therapy modalities, and the identification, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health conditions. Under the recently announced HRSA “Expanding Access to Quality Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Services (SUD-MH)” award, North Central Nursing Clinics has allocated funding to support one provider at each of 4 rural sites to complete this 17 credit hour, 630-hour clinical practicum program, which will greatly enhance medical / mental health integration and expand mental health accessibility for Family Health Clinic patients in Burlington, Delphi, Monon, and Wolcott. These providers will subsequently serve as valued preceptors, training the next generation of healthcare professionals studying this in-demand specialty, with hopes that these providers will remain in the community..."


Wish Granted: $2.4M Makes Grant’s House a Reality

"A grant worth more than $2.4 million, announced Friday, will put Wabash Center in position to buy a building for Grant’s House, an expansion of the center’s after-school program for students with special needs that has been in the works for more than two years..."


Youth Service Bureau Getting New Home

"The Board of the Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau announced Friday they are purchasing and renovating a building to serve as the new home for all of their operations and programs. This project is made possible in part due to grant support of $800,010 from North Central Health Services (NCHS)...."


Shelter Will Offer Temporary Home to Families in Crisis

"Greater Lafayette will soon have a new place for families thanks to a land donation from Faith CDC, and by a $560,000 grant from North Central Health Services..."


Six Area Nonprofit Professionals Awarded Scholarships

"North Central Health Services and the Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette have selected the second cohort of NCHS Nonprofit Executive Development Initiative scholarship recipients. The initiative will fund tuition for six nonprofit executives and emerging leaders to complete IUPUI School of Public and Environmental Affairs and Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Nonprofit Executive Leadership Certification Program..." 


Purdue School of Nursing Receives Grant to Fund Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program

"The Purdue University School of Nursing has received a grant from North Central Health Services to fund the creation and implementation of a psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner program. NCHS approached Purdue nursing along with representatives of the Mental Health Forum of Tippecanoe County, which represents community organizations and leaders, about building a program to help alleviate the shortage of mental health providers in Greater Lafayette and surrounding counties..."

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