Mental Health Workforce Coalition MFP One-Pager - FY 2009 Congressional Appropriations Request

10/5/2009

Request: Provide $6 million in FY 2009 for the Minority Fellowship Program at the Center for Mental Health Services of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

''The Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) was created by the Center for Minority Health and the National Institute of Mental Health in 1973. The American Psychological Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Nurses Association, Council on Social Work Education, and later, in 2006, the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists were invited to submit grants aimed at training ethnic minority mental health professionals and others dedicated to working with ethnic minority populations, thus forming what is today’s Minority Fellowship Program."