September 4, 2013 | by Staff reports
Mental health program wins federal grant
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Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine has been awarded a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services to start an LGBT mental health internship program. (Image public domain)

RESTON, Va.  — Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine has been awarded a $556,000 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services to start an LGBT mental health internship program, CNS News reported last week.

The grant abstract cites “unique health disparities” faced by LGBT adults. The program is considered to be the first of its kind to focus on pre-doctoral LGBT psychology training, according to the grant abstract.

Those who worked on the block gift said it may be the first federally funded training grants awarded to an LGBT health project, the CNS article said.

“The program is requesting $182,488 in year one to support the training of three additional interns in LGBT mental health care,” the grant announcement said.

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