New and Noteworthy

Funding Opportunity (click here for more information):  Rural Health Information Technology Workforce Development Program


Jobs in the WICHE West:

None at this time.


Current Projects

  • Alaska Psychiatric Institute Consultation Project

    Improves staffing efficiency and effectiveness for Alaska's acute care inpatient services.

  • Alaska Psychology Internship Consortium

    Works with the University of Alaska Anchorage and Fairbanks joint PhD program in Clinical Community Psychology to develop a partially-affiliated APA-accredited internship to train psychologists to work competently in Alaska.

  • Behavioral Health Training

    Addresses shortages in the mental health workforce, especially in rural areas.  

  • Behavioral Health Workforce Development

    Provides analyses of mental health workforce supply and preparedness, with a special focus on rural issues and cultural competence in the workforce.

  • Doña Ana County Crisis and Suicide Prevention Project

    Supports workforce development and community competence through the initiation of training and community development activities directed toward emergent psychiatric issues in underserved rural communities.

  • Hawaii Psychology Internship Consortium

    Leads development of a rural psychology internship consortium in Hawaii through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Network Development Planning Grant.

  • South Dakota Mental Health Surveys

    Supports consumers' evaluations and assessments of state-level mental health services in South Dakota.

  • South Dakota Systems of Care

    Supports transformational changes in South Dakota as they build a framework for statewide partnership and progress toward an integrated System of Care.

  • Suicide Prevention Toolkits

    Contains information and tools to implement state of the art suicide prevention practices and overcome the significant hurdles this life-saving work faces in primary care practices

  • Western States Decision Support Group (WSDSG)

    Enables interstate collaboration for improving data infrastructure and performance measurement in public mental health systems.

  • WICHE Center for Rural Mental Health Research

    Research activities within the WICHE Center for Rural Mental Health Research have focused on specialty topics in rural health and behavioral health ranging from examining rural-urban differences in collaborative care models in primary care to identifying rural behavioral health promising practices..