Congratulations to our 2019-2020 Integrated Health Scholars!
Each year, Integrated Health Scholars complete a Capstone Project that features innovative work done at their field practicum. This year's Scholars developed programs and influenced social work practices at health and behavioral health organizations from Kansas City to Liberal and beyond.
We invite you to view this year's Scholars Capstone Project presentations here.
These Scholars graduated in May with a clinical MSW and they are now looking for behavioral health positions in their communities. If you are interested in connecting with any of these Scholars, please contact Michelle Levy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Integrated Health Scholars Program
The Integrated Health Scholars Program (IHSP) provides a value-added educational experience for exceptional MSW students to develop knowledge and skills in integrated mental health, substance use, and primary health care services. The goal of the IHSP program is to expand the number of social work professionals prepared to serve populations across the lifespan in integrated healthcare settings in rural and urban medically underserved areas in Kansas.
KU School of Social Welfare Integrated Health Scholars:
- Receive a ten thousand dollar ($10K) scholarship for the advanced year
- Complete a clinical field practicum offering interprofessional learning opportunities
- Participate in enhanced training outside of the standard coursework to develop knowledge and skills to address mental health, substance use and physical health and wellness.
Scholars must be entering their advanced year field practicum of the MSW program (applying either as a current foundation student in good standing or incoming advanced standing student).
The Integrated Health Scholars Program supports students attending all MSW campuses.
The Scholars application process begins each December for students who will be starting their advanced year field practicum in the following fall semester. A link to the online application will be available on this website.
"Admittedly, when I applied for the Scholar's Program, my primary motivation was the scholarship money. I would have never dreamed that the value of the trainings incorporated into the program would surpass the value of the scholarship money- but they have! Especially living in a rural area, having access to top-quality trainings with experts in the field have been experiences that are second to none. The trainings have covered practical information that is directly applicable to social work practice. As a future social worker of Western Kansas, the opportunity to become better prepared and more highly educated has been a privilege. I am so grateful that the Scholar's Program has allowed all this to be at my fingertips here in Western Kansas!"
The IHSP is funded by a Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training award from the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.