Alphabetical list of all current WICHE initiatives

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

WICHE is closely monitoring the outbreak of “SARS-CoV-2,” and the disease it causes, which has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). To inform and facilitate your response to a rapidly changing situation, WICHE has compiled the following set of resources, which will be updated as new information becomes available.

A dozen years ago, David Longanecker wrote an article in Change, “A Tale of Two Pities,” that described the colliding perspectives of two communities—those who provide higher education and those who create and sustain the policy environment in which it functions. Each of these communities is committed to ensuring that Americans have broad ac- cess to high-quality postsecondary education. But each often perceives the other’s views and actions as antithetical to its own, thereby undercutting progress toward their shared goal.

This article, with two knowledgeable and experienced coauthors, reviews the evolution of the “two pities” dynamic presented 12 years ago and describes the current situation. Unfortunately, not much has changed.

The Academic Leaders Toolkit is a peer-reviewed repository of programs and practices that have been successfully deployed in postsecondary institutions around the West.

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.

WICHE MHP partners with the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System to support fidelity reviews of four evidence-based practices in the Maricopa County public behavioral health system.

WICHE MHP collaborates with Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care to provide trainings, education, and guidance concerning evidence-based practices (EBPs) and fidelity tools to ensure provider staff are o

WICHE MHP collaborates with Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care to develop a training academy to increase workforce expertise through implementing training strategies for three evidence-based practices:

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.

Benchmarks: WICHE Region reflects the most recent data available on the West’s progress in improving access to, success in and financing of higher education. The information is updated annually, to monitor change over time and and to inform discussion in policy and education communities.

Undergraduate Enrollment

The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) has been awarded a System of Care Expansion and Sustainability Grant from the U.S.

WICHE MHP continues to collaborate with the Denver-based Veterans Administration Rocky Mountain Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC) for Veteran Suicide Prevention-VISN

Mental Health Colorado retained WICHE MHP to create a toolkit for advocates to use to improve school-based mental health and substance misuse services for students.

WICHE MHP completed an update of the Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Rural Primary Care and associated patient management tools using funding from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Enviro

Through an agreement between WICHE and the Midwestern Higher Education Compact, colleges and universities; K-12 districts and entities; city, county, and state governments, and some non-profit organizations are achieving substantial cost savings by purchasing computers, software, printers , and other products through MHECtech.

The Hawai‘i Department of Health, Childrens and Adolescent Mental Health Division, retained WICHE MHP to review the Division’s quality improvement processes across four domains, including program m

The Hawai‘i Department of Education continues to contract with WICHE MHP to provide marketing, recruitment, screening, and referral services for behavioral health professionals to fill public schoo

The Hawai‘i Department of Health, Early Interventions Section (EIS), retained WICHE MHP to analyze differences in reimbursement rates paid by other state EIS agencies across the country for various