WELCOME
TO BeHERE
NV!

The Behavioral Health Education, Retention, and
Expansion Network of Nevada (BeHERE NV) is a new
workforce development initiative to increase the number
of providers of behavioral health care in Nevada. In 2023,
the Nevada Legislature unanimously passed Assembly
Bill 37
 to create a statewide behavioral health workforce
development center within the Nevada System of Higher
Education (NSHE). In September 2023, the NSHE Board
of Regents designated the University of Nevada Las
Vegas (UNLV) to serve as the administrative hub for
BeHERE NV and to build connections across the state.

MESSAGE FROM DR. SARA HUNT

We hope our June newsletter finds you enjoying the start of summer and staying cool! At BeHERE NV, we are celebrating the opportunities we had this spring to initiate our K-12 outreach and connect with so many partners before the end of the school year. Our workforce retention efforts have kicked off with a listening tour and meetings with Nevada’s professional licensing boards and higher education academic programs to better understand the path from graduation to professional practice. Additionally, June started off with an amazing opportunity for our team to travel to Nebraska to meet with the staff of the Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska. We learned so much and enjoyed our time in Omaha! Grab a cold drink and read on to learn about some federal student loan repayment programs and the new Nevada Opioid Center of Excellence. Cheers!

BeHERE NV TRIP TO OMAHA, NEBRASKA

BeHERE NV recently had the privilege of visiting Omaha, NE, where we had the opportunity to connect with the dedicated team at the Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska, (BHECN). Our time spent with the team provided valuable insights into the impactful work being done at BHECN. One valuable insight we gained was the importance of relationships. We learned that they form the foundation for success. Relationships not only create bonds but also provide opportunities to grow and learn from one another.

Established in 2009 through the enactment of LB 603 by the Nebraska Legislature, BHECN is committed to enhancing the recruitment, retention, and competency of the behavioral health workforce in the state. Through collaborative efforts with partners, active engagement with stakeholders, resource identification, and inclusion of consumers and their families, BHECN is actively shaping the landscape of behavioral health workforce development in Nebraska.

We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the BHECN team who have generously offered their support and valuable insights to enhance our team. The warm embrace of Nebraska will always hold a special place in the hearts of the BeHERE NV team. The future is looking exceptionally promising, and we are absolutely thrilled to maintain our partnership with BHECN. We are eager to further collaborate and work together towards our shared goals, creating a positive impact and achieving great success.

FACULTY LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM

As a faculty member, you train the next generation of health professionals. The HRSA Health Workforce Faculty Loan Repayment Program provides eligible faculty members up to $40,000, so you can reduce your financial burden in exchange for two years of full or part-time service at an eligible health professions school. Applications are due by June 27th, 7:20 p.m.

Step 1: Determine if you’re eligible.
You are a U.S. citizen (either U.S. born or naturalized), a U.S. National or Lawful Permanent Resident.
You are from an economically or environmentally disadvantaged background.
You hold a degree or certification in an eligible health profession.
You will be employed as faculty at an eligible academic institution with a minimum 2-year contract.

Step 2: Gather your documents.
These include, but are not limited to: proof of U.S. Citizenship, U.S. National, or Lawful Permanent Resident status; transcripts, degree/certificate; educational loan documents (from each lender) from your health professions education course work; and employment contract.

Step 3: Subscribe to application update emails.
We deliver application guidance, tips, and webinar reminders, straight to your inbox while the application is open!

SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER TREATMENT AND RECOVERY LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM

Are you passionate about helping those with substance use disorders? If you are a behavioral health clinician or support worker, clinical support staff, or trained in substance use disorders, you can apply to the HRSA Health Workforce Substance and Recovery Loan Repayment Program (STAR LRP) and receive up to $250,000 in loan repayment. In exchange, you must work full-time for six years in a STAR LRP-approved facility.

Don’t miss this opportunity to help others while paying off your loans. The application is open now through June 27 at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Check Your Eligibility
To apply, you must meet these basic requirements:

  1. United States citizen, national, or permanent resident
  2. Fully licensed, credentialed in an eligible discipline, a registered SUD professional
  3. Full-time employee at a STAR LRP-approved facility

NEVADA OPIOID CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IS NOW OPEN!

The purpose of the Nevada Opioid Center of Excellence (NOCE) is to develop and disseminate evidence-based and research-informed training and offer technical assistance to address opioid use, misuse, and overdose affecting Nevada communities.

REQUEST NO COST TRAINING & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

If you need help with education and training for the prevention, treatment or recovery of opioid use, stimulant use, and other substance use disorders, we can help. NOCE provides tailored education, training, and resources utilizing evidence-based practices all at no cost to you.

ACCESS EVIDENCE-BASED RESOURCES

NOCE offers access to the latest evidence-based resources organized for individuals, families and friends, communities, and practicing professionals. We also offer opioid use disorder resources by topic, including: crisis care, harm reduction, housing & homelessness, recovery, stigma reduction, and more!

LOCATE OVERDOSE REVERSAL MEDICATION & FENTANYL TEST STIPS IN NEVADA

A map and listing of Naloxone & fentanyl testing strips distribution sites in Nevada.

FIND LOCAL BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROVIDERS

Behavioral Health NV is a database of certified behavioral health providers specializing in substance use disorder and co-occurring mental health disorder treatment services in Nevada. All agencies listed are Certified by the Division, SAPTA (Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Agency).

CONNECT TO CRISIS SUPPORT

Crisis Support Services of Nevada’s provides 24/7, free, confidential and caring support to people in crisis across Nevada.

BeHERE NV EVENTS

Silver Stage High School in Silver Springs, NV

 Reed High School in Sparks, NV

Upward Bound at University of Nevada Reno, Reno, NV

BeHERE NV had the privilege of participating in a career fair at Silver Stage High School in Silver Springs, NV, and conducting workshops on Healthy Relationships at Reed High School in Sparks, NV, and Upward Bound at UNR. During the workshop, students were able to concentrate on vital skills and information necessary for fostering healthy relationships and establishing boundaries in both personal and professional environments. Furthermore, students had the chance to explore different career paths within the behavioral health sector, uncovering avenues to contribute significantly to mental health and overall well-being. We were truly appreciative of both experiences and the chance to empower students with valuable insights and guidance.

STAY UP TO DATE WITH US!

Keep up with all of our latest updates by subscribing to our Newsletter, and please share with your contacts. We will be posting monthly updates on our progress and more on BeHERE NV. Don’t forget to explore the February, March, April, and May edition of the BeHERE NV Newsletter. Can’t wait to have you along on this journey with us!

BeHERE NV

702.929.3673 

Info@beherenv.org

Funding for BeHERE NV was made possible by Assembly Bill 37 (2023, 82nd Nevada Legislative Session) and the Nevada System of Higher Education

Categories: June 2024

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