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Integrated Substance Use Disorder Training Program (ISTP)

About the Program

Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-23-090
Dates to Apply: 01/20/2023 to 03/21/2023
Bureau/Office: Bureau of Health Workforce
Status: Open
Estimated Award Date: 07/01/2023
This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Integrated Substance Use Disorder Training Program (ISTP). The purpose of this program is to expand the number of nurse practitioners, physician assistants, health service psychologists, counselors, nurses, and/or social workers, (including individuals completing clinical training requirements for licensure) trained to provide mental health and substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid use disorder (OUD) services in underserved community-based settings that integrate primary care, mental health, and SUD services, including such settings that serve pediatric populations. Applicants must propose to plan, develop, and operate a 12-month, full-time (24 months half-time) training program for nurse practitioners, physician assistants, health service psychologists, counselors, nurses, and/or social workers (including for individuals completing clinical training requirements for licensure) that trains practitioners to provide care for individuals in need of mental health and SUD/OUD prevention, treatment, and recovery services. Program Goals The ISTP program is designed to foster robust clinical training and augment expertise among clinicians who will see patients at access points of care and provide mental health and addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery. Participants will be individuals completing clinical training requirements for licensure and practicing professionals from the following disciplines: nurse practitioners, physician assistants, health service psychologists, counselors, nurses, and/or social workers. Program Objectives 1. Increase the number of individuals completing clinical training requirements for licensure and practicing nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), health service psychologists, counselors, nurses, and/or social workers who are trained to provide integrated mental health and SUD/OUD services, including Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) for PAs and advanced practice nurses (APNs) , in a primary care underserved community-based setting, including settings that serve pediatric populations. 2. Plan, develop, and operate a training program to provide mental health and SUD/OUD services in underserved, community-based settings that integrate primary care, mental health, and SUD/OUD prevention, treatment (including medications to treat opioid use disorder), and recovery. 3. Establish a foundation of skills and expertise for the community-based program, including entities that serve pediatric populations, that supports training to provide mental health and SUD/OUD prevention, treatment, and recovery services utilizing a team-based care model. For more details, see Program Requirements and Expectations.

Who Can Apply

Eligible applicants for the ISTP are: • A Teaching Health Center (as defined in PHS Act Section 749A(f)), or • A Federally Qualified Health Center (as defined in section 1905(l)(2)(B) of the Social Security Act)14, or • A Community Mental Health Center (as defined in section 1861(ff)(3)(B) of the Social Security Act), or • A Rural Health Clinic (as defined in section 1861(aa) of the Social Security Act), or • A health center operated by the Indian Health Service, an Indian tribe, a tribal organization, or an urban Indian organization (as defined in section 4 of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act), or • An entity with a demonstrated record of success in providing training for NPs, PAs, health service psychologists, counselors, nurses, and/or social workers (including individuals completing clinical training requirements for licensure) and including entities that serve pediatric populations. For purposes of this NOFO, an entity with a demonstrated record of success in providing training for NPs, PAs, health service psychologists, counselors, nurses, and/or social workers (including individuals completing clinical training requirements for licensure) is an existing accredited training program for one or more of the eligible disciplines that trains practicing professionals. Provide documentation of applicant organization’s eligibility as specified in this section as Attachment 8.

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