Indiana’s
Existing Initiatives

Why are We Collecting Existing Initiatives?

This table highlights initiativea that are currently occurring and focused on enhancing the mental or behavioral health workforce. There are several initiatives underway and we want to highlight those programs, ensure synergy with the Playbook Project and avoid duplication of efforts.

If you are aware of any initiatives focused on addressing mental and behavioral health workforce issues, please fill out this form. Our team will validate the information and then it will be posted in the table below.

Host Organization/EntityInitiative TitleInitiative TypeYear EstablishedProfessions IncludedPoint of Contact NamePoint of Contact E-mailPoint of Contact Phone NumberLink
Sandra EskenaziAckerman CenterCounty-level2019Bachelor of Social Work, Mental Health Counselor, Mental Health Counselor Associate, Addiction Counselor, Addiction Counselor AssociateJeff Catlettjeffrey.catlett@eskenazihealth.edu3177303881I am on the workgroup but don't believe we have shared our initiatives.
Behavioral Health AcademyCommunity Health NetworkOrganizationalN/AAddiction Counselor, Clinical Addiction Counselor, Clinical Social Worker, Social WorkerGeorge HurdGHurd@ecommunity.comN/AView Website
Indiana Department of HealthIndiana State Loan Repayment Program (IN-SLRP)State-wide2019Addiction Counselor, Addiction Counselor Associate, Clinical Addiction Counselor, Clinical Addiction Counselor Associate, Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health Counselor, Marriage and Family TherapistGabby LongSLRP@health.in.govN/AView Website
Indiana Psychological FoundationIndiana Psychological Foundation ScholarshipsState-wide2015PsychologistJohn Heroldt, EdDN/AN/AView Website
Family and Social Services AdministrationIndiana Behavioral Health CommissionState-wide2020https://www.in.gov/fssa/dmha/files/Indiana-2020-SB0273-Enrolled.pdfAddiction Counselor, Bachelor of Social Work, Clinical Addiction Counselor, Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, Psychiatric APRN, Psychiatrist, PsychologistN/AN/AN/AView Website
Adult & Child HealthAdult and Child Health to Expand and Develop Community Mental Health WorkforceState-wide2023Community Health Workers (CHW), Certified Recovery Specialists (CRS)N/AN/AN/AView Website
Adult & Child HealthBehavioral Health Crisis CenterIndianapolis 2023Emergency ServicesN/AN/AN/AView Website