What is BHWISE Lifespan?
The UMB SSW developed the Behavioral Health Workforce Integration Service and Education, (BHWISE) Fellowhip starting in 2014 with the first of two mulit-year, million-plus dollar behavioral health workforce training grants (BHWET) from the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA). The first three cohorts of BHWISE Fellows were committed to careers in behavioral health services for children, youth, and young adults. The second grant, BHWISE Lifespan program will have recruited and trained 122 advanced-year MSW students from 2017-2021 to provide behavioral health services to clients of all ages who live in underserved communities. Additionally, the program has created new interprofessional courses in behavioral health across the health professions. BHWISE Fellows have been supported in their advanced practicum year with a stipend of $10,000 per student.
The BHWISE Faculty/Staff Team is currently applying for a competitive continuation for the BHWISE program for years 2021-2025. Based on receipt of this award, we will continue to recruit students for the advanced year fellowhip in behavioral health. Please check our "How to Apply" tab frequently for updates on informaiton sessions and deadlines.