2018 Mental Health Outreach Fellowship

Deadline: February 01 2018 at 05:00 AM EST - CLOSED


This program is inactive or past the deadline.

Description

The PA Foundation Mental Health Outreach Fellowship is designed to connect PAs’ clinical expertise and compassion to community need with a specific emphasis on mental health. Tapping into the established and growing community outreach program developed by NCBH, the fellowship seeks to equip a pilot cohort of 16 PAs to conduct outreach in their communities as trainers using the validated Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) curriculum.

The goal of the MHFA program is to improve the mental health knowledge and skills of the U.S. public in an effort to prepare individuals to recognize and respond to signs of early-stage mental illness and mental health crisis, offer and provide initial help, and guide a person toward appropriate professional support. This program may be likened to CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), a familiar community health education training which has prepared laypeople to respond to cardiac emergencies for several generations.

As Mental Health First Aid instructors, Mental Health Outreach Fellows will serve as presenters, facilitators and ambassadors of the Mental Health First Aid USA program. Fellows should be comfortable presenting to a group of adults and facilitating groups.

View the complete program overview and requirements document.

Application Process
We estimate it will take approximately 45-60 minutes to complete the application form. You can save your progress and return to the application as many times as you need before submitting.

For step-by-step instructions on how to complete this application in the SmarterSelect platform, view the applicant instructional guide.

Requirements

Applicant must be a PA or PA student and a member in good standing of the American Academy of PAs (AAPA).

Number of Awards

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