Minnesota Hospital Association


September 24, 2018

MHA Newsline: Sept. 24, 2018

In this issue 

Hospitals, 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 Health Services 
  • HealthPartners/Regions Hospital/Melrose Center 
  • Hennepin Healthcare 
  • Minnesota Hospital Association 
  • North Memorial Health 
  • PrairieCare 

To learn more about NAMIWalks Minnesota and make a donation, visit the NAMIWalks websitereturn to top   

DHS 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