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.
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.
Applicant must be a PA or PA student and a member in good standing of the American Academy of PAs (AAPA).
Number of Awards16
The item(s) you are requesting to delete has data. If you do not want to permanently lose the data, we suggest you export all application/evaluation data before deleting. If you understand that deleting this portion of your form will result in the permanent loss of the associated data, please type "DELETE" in all capital letters in the space below.
By choosing to submit your application, you are locking your application and will be unable to make any future changes.
Do you wish to proceed?