National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Iowa

Award / $50,000

Priority / Healthcare Workforce Development

Location / Des Moines, IA Statewide Area of Focus

Grant Summary:

Increase capacity of paid staff at NAMI Iowa to create a national Provider education toolkit for implementation of NAMI’s Provider classes through needs assessment, technical assistance, and program evaluation. Increase coordination with current NAMI Provider partner, Des Moines University where NAMI Provider is a required course for all third-year medical students. The goal of this project is to adapt innovative teaching tools to the NAMI Provider content resulting in a curriculum that meets the rigorous standards of an academic institution, while incorporating the leadership of individuals living in recovery from mental illness and their families in providing a professional level training