Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Program (IPCP): Behavioral Health Integration (BHI)

Announcement Number:

Bureau of Health Workforce

Date(s) to Apply:
12/04/2019 to 02/19/2020

Estimated Award Date:

Estimated Award Amount:

Estimated Number of Awards:
17 Cooperative Agreements awards

What is the program?

The program aims to increase access to, and quality of, behavioral health services through team-based care models in interprofessional nurse-led primary care teams in rural or underserved areas.

In addition, the NEPQR: BHI program will increase the training of the current and future nursing workforce, and strengthen their ability to provide integrated behavioral health care services in primary care settings through academic-practice partnerships.

Are you eligible?

In accordance with Sections 831(g) and 831A(f) of PHS Act, eligible applicants include accredited schools of nursing, as defined by section 801(2), health care facilities, or a partnership of such a school and facility.

Schools of nursing affiliated with the proposed project must be accredited public or private school. Applicants must provide documentation of current accreditation by a national nurse education accrediting agency or a state agency by the U.S. Department of Education as Attachment 9.

Individuals are not eligible to apply.

In addition to the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau may apply.

Tribes and tribal organizations may apply for these funds, if otherwise eligible.

Foreign entities are not eligible for this HRSA award.


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