Department of Health-Sponsored Scholarships for Professional Development Trainings

From the Outreach Training Institute:

With funding from the NYS Department of Health’s Workforce Retraining Initiative,Outreach Training Institute is accepting applications for full scholarships for health workers interested in being trained in the following evidence-based practices: Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Overview and Applications in Substance Abuse Treatment.
These courses provide continuing education hours for CASACs, Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists!
Eligibility for scholarships include the county in which applicants are employed. Applicants must be employed in a healthcare facility* located in an eligible county. For a snapshot, please view the chart below.

Their 4-hour SBIRT trainings in September at both locations are happening soon – apply early!

For more information regarding training descriptions and scholarship eligibility requirements, please visit their website.

Project REACH Fellowship | Apply by September 6

The Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research is offering the Project REACH Fellowship in Fall 2019, a ten-week training on implementing communication strategies to community outreach and engagement. Graduate students will be partnered with a community-based organization for the entire training to co-develop outreach tools for the organization’s client engagement efforts. The Fellowship is an worthwhile opportunity for students to learn how to communicate and engage stakeholders as well as practice working collaboratively with other professionals from various fields. They are keen to have students apply from different schools at Columbia, including the School of Social Work!

Some of the organizations participating in Fall 2019, that students could be partnered with, include: 

  • ARC Seniors consists of three senior centers and provides transportation to seniors in the Washington Heights and Harlem communities. ARC Seniors works to ensure that older adults in these communities continue to have a  high quality of life. 
  • Coalicion Mexicana seeks to empower Latinx youth and families in New York City.  
  • El Nido de Esperanza offers a variety of services geared towards parents and children. Areas that are covered by these services include nutrition, education, safety and community building.  

See the attached flyer below for more information about the Fellowship. You can also check out our their instagram account (@irvinginstitute_projectreach) or facebook page (Irving Institute – Project REACH) for more information.