WICHE Initiatives

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

  • The Internet is a crucial part of higher education today. Students, faculty, and staff must have access to institutional web content for many essential activities such as registering, applying for financial aid completing assignments, employment, testing, and delivering or augmenting courses. However, if websites that provide necessary information are not accessible, those with disabilities may not be able to independently complete their daily tasks or compete with their peers in academia and beyond.

  • 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,

  • Focuses on the effectiveness of alternative modes of education, serving as a companion to Thomas L. Russell's book The No Significant Difference Phenomenon.

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

  • Supplies a set of resources to determine the costs of offering a course through different delivery methods.

  • 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.