• The Collaborative Learning and Innovative Educational Models of Behavioral Health Program (CLIMB) in the Graduate School of Social Work is a workforce training program funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The program provides $10,000 stipend awards and specialized training to MSW students in their concentration year at the Denver, Four Corners, or Western Colorado campuses and at MSW@Denver.




    There are two stipend concentrations offered through our program:

    1. Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH) concentration 

    2. Opioid Use Disorder/Substance Use Disorder (OUD/SUD)

    treatment, prevention, and recovery concentration 


    The Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Program and the Opioid Workforce Expansion Program, both part of HRSA, have partnered with the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver to offer stipend these programs for students committed to working in either integrated behavioral health (IBH) or opioid use disorder/substance use disorder (OUD/SUD) in rural and medically underserved communities in Colorado and the Four Corners region.

    Through this program, we hope to expand the workforce of trained providers IBH and OUD/SUD treatment, prevention, and recovery in Colorado and the Four Corners region.

    Leadership for this program is provided by Dr. Michele Hanna and Michael Talamantes.


    Check out a welcome video from the CLIMB Stipend Program PI, Dr. Michele Hanna:

  • The US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded GSSW this federal funding to establish stipend programs that expand the behavioral health and opioid workforce in Colorado and the Four Corners region with a focus on medically underserved and rural communities. 


  • Announcements

    The CLIMB@DU team was just awarded another 4 year grant to continue the training program!


    The CLIMB Stipend Programs 2021-2022 Application is NOW LIVE 

    Now Accepting Applications on a Rolling Basis

    For more information and to apply refer to the Stipend Applications Page Below




This portfolio last updated: 02-Aug-2021 3:46 AM