Who Funds the Stipends?
The US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded GSSW federal funding to expand the behavioral health workforce in Colorado with a focus on medically underserved and rural communities. A limited number of $10,000 stipends are available each academic year.
What Is Integrated Behavioral Health?
According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, integrated behavioral health is defined as:
The care a patient experiences as a result of a team of primary care and behavioral health clinicians, working together with patients and families, using a systematic and cost-effective approach to provide patient-centered care for a defined population. This care may address mental health and substance use conditions, health behaviors (including their contribution to chronic mental illnesses), life stressors and crises, stress-related physical symptoms, and ineffective patterns of healthcare utilization.
Who Is Eligible for the CLIMB@DU Program?
All students who are completing their advanced standing or concentration year field placements in an IBH-focused OR OUD/SUD-focused internship for the MSW are eligible to apply. We accept applications from students attending University of Denver classes at the Denver, Four-Corners, and Western Colorado campuses. The selection process for the CLIMB stipend programs is competitive.
Does my Internship meet the criteria for an IBH or OUD/SUD placement?
For questions about internship requirements, please see our Internship page.
Whom should I contact with questions?
For more information, please contact: