Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies Named a 2021 Grant Awardee of The Freeport-McMoRan Foundation

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The nonprofit, private, post-secondary institution was recently awarded the 2021 Native American Partnership Fund and Native American Community Activities and Contributions Grants by Freeport-McMoRan's Native American Affairs Program

PHOENIX - Arizonar -- Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies (CGI) was recently awarded the 2021 Native American Partnership Fund and Native American Community Activities and Contributions Grants by Freeport-McMoRan's Native American Affairs Program. The funded project is in partnership with the San Carlos Apache Wellness Center, of San Carlos, Arizona.  Through the collaborative project, Cummings Graduate Institute and the San Carlos Apache Wellness Center will provide increased workforce training for mental health providers and crisis intervention specialists within the San Carlos Apache Tribe and implement a strategic digital outreach plan to disseminate information and resources on mental health topics across the San Carlos Apache community.

"CGI is pleased to receive this grant award and deliver a culturally targeted behavioral health workforce training program for healthcare workers and mental health outreach to the San Carlos Apache Tribe," said Dr. Cara English, DBH, Chief Executive Officer at CGI.

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At Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies, we are seeing firsthand the urgent need to have a trained behavioral health workforce to meet the increased mental health demand following the pandemic. We believe training and outreach efforts will have a significant impact on the mental wellness of the San Carlos Apache Tribe community.

About Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies (CGI)
CGI is a nonprofit, DEAC accredited, online post-graduate institution of higher learning offering post-graduate education and training in the field of integrated behavioral healthcare, including the Doctor of Behavioral Health (DBH) degree, graduate certificate programs, and continuing education. Cummings Graduate Institute is dedicated to disrupting healthcare by preparing entrepreneurial integrated care professionals through innovative and affordable quality distance education programs, grounded in the Biodyne Model, and focused on delivering human-centered care, population health improvements, and medical cost savings. CGI is focused on meeting the healthcare industry's need for a highly-skilled workforce to support an integrated approach to addressing patients' needs. To learn more about CGI visit, https://cgi.edu/.

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About the San Carlos Apache Wellness Center

The San Carlos Apache Wellness Center is a service of the San Carlos Apache Healthcare Corporation (SCAHC). SCAHC is a team of health professionals who are passionate about the San Carlos Apache community's health. With caring and respectful people, a brand new campus, and plenty of services to treat your healthcare needs, SCAHC helps Apaches heal Apaches while building a strong, healthy tribe for generations. To learn more, visit: https://www.scahealth.org/

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Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies
Melissa McGurgan
melissa@cgi.edu

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