health systems, MHA participate in NAMIWalks Minnesota
MHA member hospitals and health systems on Sept. 22 sponsored and participated
in the 12th annual NAMIWalks Minnesota, a 5K walking event designed to raise
awareness about mental illnesses and reduce stigma. MHA and LeadingAge MN also
sponsored a walking team. Over 4,000 participants came together in Minnehaha
Park to walk together and celebrate NAMI Minnesota’s work improving the lives
of people living with mental illnesses and their families.
The following MHA members and associate members sponsored NAMIWalks Minnesota:
- Allina Health
- CentraCare Health
- Children’s Minnesota
- HealthEast, a part of Fairview
- Hennepin Healthcare
- Minnesota Hospital Association
- North Memorial Health
To learn more about NAMIWalks Minnesota and make a donation,
visit the NAMIWalks website. return to top
releases regional behavioral crisis centers RFP
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS)
released the request for proposals (RFP) for state bonding
funds to establish regional behavioral health crisis centers. Bonding funds
will be available to support design, construction or rehabilitation of regional
behavioral health crisis centers whose purpose is to provide mental health
and/or substance use disorder services. The DHS grants will not exceed a total
of $5 million per capital project where up to 100 percent of the project costs
may be reimbursed.
Proposals are due Dec. 14.
Hospitals are encouraged to partner with cities, counties, housing and
redevelopment authorities or other public entities eligible to receive state
general obligation bond proceeds. Publicly owned hospitals are also eligible
applicants for state funding.
Under the requirements established in statute, grant applicants will be
required to demonstrate a need for the proposed project, capacity to sustain
the program and willingness to build on and integrate with the existing service
continuum in the area they intend to serve. Projects will be required to
provide, at a minimum, screening, assessment and evaluation.
With questions, contact Jenny Schoenecker, senior director, quality
and patient safety, MHA, 651-603-3507. return to top