US Dept HHS announces Funding to Improve Women's Behavioral Health

By: GWL Team | Tuesday, 9 July 2024

Funding opportunities notices has been announced by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that intends to improve behavioral health of women across the United States. The funding was announced through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

A funding of total $27.5 million highlights the commitment of the Administration to address women’s need for unique mental health as well as substance use treatment. In addition, SAMHSA also made an announcement of grant awards that is nearly $1 million for two grant recipients. It is a part of Services Program for Residential Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women.

Xavier Becerra, Secretary at HHS stated, “Ensuring the mental health and well-being of expectant and new mothers is a top priority for the Department of Health and Human Services. By funding community-based maternal behavioral health services, we can offer critical support to women and ultimately invest in America’s families.”

HHS Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use and the leader of SAMHSA, Ph.D. holder, Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon added, “Women in all stages of life face unique challenges when it comes to mental health and substance use conditions and accessing quality behavioral health care. This funding invests in whole person care for women and mothers, and addresses issues of access and other inequities with critically needed resources.”