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The Suicide Prevention Toolkit

This Web-based Toolkit 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.

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To download a free copy, visit SPRC's website

Alaskan Core Competencies

Alaskan Core Competencies for Direct Care Workers in Health & Human Services, Version 1.0

This publication is designed to guide skill development with direct care workers, who are at times referred to as direct support workers, direct support professionals, paraprofessionals, or technicians.

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  • WICHE is working with the Alaska Psychiatric Institute to develop a Project Management Plan to improve staffing efficiency and effectiveness for their acute care inpatient services.

  • The Alaska Psychology Internship Program (AK-PIC) represents a collaborative effort among five agencies across the state of Alaska to provide training to prepare competent Alaskan psychologists.

  • Integrated care addresses the issue of receiving quality mental health treatment for depression within a primary care setting.Since most rural Americans obtain their mental health care through primary care providers, rather than specialty mental health providers, one focus of the WICHE MHP is to expand knowledge around supporting adoption of evidence-based practices in primary care and the potential impact of such adoption on health outcomes for the consumer.

  • Throughout the past 50 years the WICHE Mental Health Program has been actively engaged in mental health workforce development activities for the West.

  • The WICHE Mental Health Program has recently written a successful application to receive funding through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Network Development Planning Grant,

  • MHECare offers vetted, competitively priced medical benefits to institutions and their students.

  • WICHE's Professional Student Exchange Program enables students in 10 western states to enroll in selected out-of-state professional programs usually because those fields of study are not available at public institutions in their home states.

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

  • The State of South Dakota has undergone inspiring transformational changes as they continue to build a framework for statewide partnership and progress toward an integrated System of Care (SOC) tha

  • 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

  • The Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) allows master’s, graduate certificate, and Ph.D. students who are residents of the WICHE member states to enroll in some 320 high-quality programs at 56 participating institutions outside of their home state and pay resident tuition.

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

  • The WICHE research center focuses upon a range of studies to expand the science in the area of behavioral health services and policy.