Social Welfare, Upstate Consortium Collaborate to Support Veterans' Health

Soldier with FlagThe School of Social Welfare (SSW) is leading a consortium of upstate New York schools of social work to support veteran behavioral health initiatives. Under the umbrella of the Upstate New York Mental and Behavioral Health Education Consortium (UNY-MBHEC), the partners include the University at Buffalo, University at Binghamton, University at Brockport, Nazareth College of Rochester, Roberts Wesleyan College, and Syracuse University.

The three-year, $480,253 competitive grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is intended to increase social workers' capacity to address the mental and behavioral health needs of veterans, military personnel and their families, and residents of medically underserved rural communities. Professor Lynn Warner will lead UAlbany's efforts.