Natividad Lands Mental Health Grant
October 17, 2012
Natividad Medical Center has been awarded a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services for the fifth time in a row. Natividad received $352,539 to help train residents to understand substance abuse from medical and public perspectives.
Resident physicians will have the ability to practice primary care and have the opportunity to conduct screenings and brief interventions for sensitive groups including youth, Latinos and seniors. The family residency program's goal is to identify substance abuse and try to offer brief treatment.
This year will be the last time Natividad Medical Center will receive this grant. The medical regency program is focusing on training more residents and implementing strategies to continue the teaching programs. The news comes a month after Natividad announced a $210,000 grant for workforce training.