Mental Health Provider Resources

VHCF Scholars  — Scholarships for NPs seeking Psych-Mental Health certification

The Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF) has established a special scholarship program (VHCF Scholars) to underwrite the costs of tuition and fees for Nurse Practitioners (NP) who return to school to obtain a post master’s certificate as Psych-Mental Health NPs (PMHNPs).  This is a wonderful opportunity for nurse practitioners to gain valuable training as psych-mental health specialists and help address a huge unmet need in Virginia.  Click here to find out all about this new scholarship program, including eligibility criteria and application materials.

Mental Health for Primary Care Providers — A Webinar Series on Pharmacotherapy and Diagnostic Considerations

This webinar series was developed by VHCF to provide continuing education for health care professionals who provide primary care to individuals with mental health conditions, and may not have mental health specialists available either onsite or in the community.

Based on the priority needs identified in an April 2013 survey of Virginia’s safety net medical directors conducted by VHCF, two modules were developed: Pharmacotherapy for Psychiatric Disorders in Primary Care, and Diagnostic Considerations for Psychiatric Disorders in Primary Care. Each module is approximately 1.5-2 hours in length, and the cost to register is $25/webinar.  For more details, visit Mental Health for Primary Care Providers — A Webinar Series on Pharmacotherapy and Diagnostic Considerations.

Mental Health Roundtables:

VHCF hosts semi-annual Mental Health Roundtables for health safety net organizations, Community Services Boards, mental health professionals, policy makers and others.  These half-day roundtables focus on key issues related to increasing access to mental health services for Virginians. (Email Kari Parkhurst to be added to the Mental Health Roundtable email list.)

For access to presentations and materials from prior roundtables, visit the Mental Health Roundtable section of this website.

Directory of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Programs in Virginia

This 2013 directory provides a listing of and contact information for all Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner programs in Virginia.

Coalition for Whole Health

Webinars and Podcasts

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