Indiana’s
Existing Initiatives

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Why are We Collecting Existing Initiatives?

This table highlights initiatives 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, IN 2023Emergency ServicesN/AN/AN/AView Website
Indiana University- LafayetteThe Indiana University School of Social Work Expansion- Ivy Tech Lafayette Campus: Master of Social WorkLafayette, IN2023Social Work Jayne Burkeburkejaw@iu.eduN/AView Website
Adult & Child HealthDepartment of Childrens Services (DCS) Workforce Stabilization GrantState-wide2024Long-term child welfare careersN/AN/AN/AView Website
East Indiana Area Health Education CenterHealth Career Pathways Programs State-wideHealthcare JobsN/AN/AN/AView Website
FSSA: DMHA Recruitment & Retention Innovation Grant Program Indiana Area Health Education Centers (AHEC)State-wide2023Behavioral Health FieldGreg Hetrickghetrick@iu.eduN/AView Website
FSSA: DMHA Recruitment & Retention Innovation Grant Program Firefly Children and Family AllianceState-wide2023Mental Health and RecoveryMindy Rawlinsmrawlins@fireflyin.comN/AView Website
FSSA: DMHA Recruitment & Retention Innovation Grant Program Amani Family ServicesState-wide2023Family & Refugee ServicesEwelins Connollyeconnolly@amanifamilyservices.orgN/AView Website
FSSA: DMHA Recruitment & Retention Innovation Grant Program Adult & Child HealthState-wide2023Community health certified recovery specialistCassie Squillacecsquillace@adultandchild.orgN/AView Website
FSSA: DMHA Recruitment & Retention Innovation Grant Program Aspire Indiana State-wide2023Certified Peer Specialist, Community Health Worker, Behavioral Health WorkforceEmily Johnstonemily.johnston@aspireindiana.orgN/AView Website
FSSA: DMHA Recruitment & Retention Innovation Grant Program Community Health Network: Behavioral Health AcademyState-wide2023Behavioral HealthJennie Voelkerjvoelker@ecommunity.comN/AView Website
FSSA: DMHA Recruitment & Retention Innovation Grant Program Family Health Center (Samaritan)County-level2023Behavioral HealthBrock Loughdlough@yourhc.orgN/AView Website
FSSA: DMHA Recruitment & Retention Innovation Grant Program North Star Services, LLCMerrillville, IN2023Behavioral Health licenseesJennifer Cowgerhelpindianayouth.comN/AView Website
FSSA: DMHA Recruitment & Retention Innovation Grant Program Affiliated Service Providers of Indiana (ASPIN)State-wide2023Behavioral Health licensees and Community Health WorkersPaul Conradpconrad@aspin.orgN/AView Website
FSSA: DMHA Recruitment & Retention Innovation Grant Program Swanson CenterLaPorte & Michigan City, IN2023Clinical WorkforceDan Peckdpeck@swansoncenter.orgN/AView Website
FSSA: DMHA Recruitment & Retention Innovation Grant Program Oaklawn Psychiatric CenterMishawaka, South Bend & Goshen, IN2023Master's level therapistsEmily Neufeldemily.neufeld@oaklawn.orgN/AView Website
FSSA: DMHA Recruitment & Retention Innovation Grant Program Milan Community SchoolsMilan, IN2023Mental health and Substance abuse professionals Stephanie Schwing-Stampers.schwingstamper@milan.k12.in.usN/AView Website
FSSA: DMHA Recruitment & Retention Innovation Grant Program HealthLinc, Inc (FQHC)State-wide2023Certified recovery specialist and Community health workerDevon Jonesdcjones@healthlincchc.orgN/AView Website
FSSA: DMHA Recruitment & Retention Innovation Grant Program Southeast IN Workforce Investment Board-Region 9Lawrenceburg, IN2023Recovery residence house managers and Peer recovery coachStephanie Perkinsstephaniep@workonesoutheast.orgN/AView Website
FSSA: DMHA Recruitment & Retention Innovation Grant Program Porter-Starke Services: CMHCPorter, Knox, and La Porte Co.2023Mental Health licensessMark Goodrichmgoodrich@porterstarke,orgN/AView Website
FSSA: DMHA Recruitment & Retention Innovation Grant Program Peace RestoredMooresville, IN2023Behavioral Health Workforce Education for Paraprofessionals and/or Certified Community Health WorkersAnn Madisonann@peacerestored.netN/AView Website
FSSA: DMHA Recruitment & Retention Innovation Grant Program Southern Indiana WorksNew Albany, IN2023Peer Recovery CoachCarrie Baylorcarrie@soinworks.comN/AView Website
FSSA: DMHA Recruitment & Retention Innovation Grant Program Radiant Health-CHMCGrant and Blackford Co.2023Certified Recovery Specialist and Community Health WorkerChelsea Matchettecmatchette@getradiant.orgN/AView Website
Indiana University School of MedicineIndiana Behavioral Health Access Program For Youth (Be Happy)Indianapolis, IN PsychiatristPediatric primary care providersProvider LineN/A317-278-7700View Website
Indiana Mental Health RoundtableIndiana Mental Health Roundtable Indianapolis, IN Mental and Behavioral Health WorkersView Website
Indiana Behavioral Health CommissionIndiana Behavioral Health CommissionState-wideMental and Behavioral Health WorkersView Website
Mary O'Daniel Stone and Bill Stone Center for Child and Adolescent PsychiatryEvansville, INPsychiatryView Website
Racing to RespondRiley Children's Foundation State-wideMental and Behavioral Health WorkersView Website
DMHAState Opioid Response (SOR) Workforce DevelopmentState-wideSOR year 1Addiction CounselorMike Tomlinsonmichael.tomlinson@fssa.in.govN/A
ASPINIndiana DMHA Mental Health Internship/Practicum Stipend ProgramState-wide2022Social Worker, Mental Health Counselor Associate, Marriage and Family Therapist Associate, Mental Health Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Social WorkerKarissa Morriskmorris@aspin.org317-518-3025View Website
Indiana University School of Medicine’s Department of PsychiatryCHAMP Free Psychiatry Consultations for ProvidersState-wide2023Clinical Addiction Counselor, Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, Psychiatric APRN, PsychologistView Website
Indiana University School of Medicine’s Department of PsychiatryIndiana Behavioral Health Access Program for Youth ("Be Happy")State-widePsychiatristView Website
NIH- Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program (PMHCA)Youth Mental Health CorpsNation-WideMental Health ProfessionalsView Website