S.1770: RISE from Trauma Act


S. 1770 would expand and support the trauma-informed workforce in schools, health care settings, social services, first responders, and the justice system, and increase resources for communities to address the impact of trauma. Specifically, the bill would:

1) Expand the Mental Health Programs of Regional and National by providing $50 million in grants annually over four years for communities and local groups to organize entities that could act as coordinating bodies when addressing community trauma.
2) Increase funding by $50 million annually over the next five years for the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) National Health Service Corps loan repayment program, to recruit more mental health clinicians;
3) Appropriate $25 million annually over the next five years to establish an Early Childhood Clinical Mental Health Leadership Program.
4) Authorize a $17 million increase in funding for the HHS National Child Traumatic Stress Network.
5) Create a new $10 million HHS program to monitor and enforce health insurance parity requirements for coverage of infant and early childhood mental health services;
6) Expand AmeriCorps and other HRSA health profession training programs to prioritize recruitment and activities in communities that have experienced trauma.

H.R. 3180 is the companion legislation introduced in the House


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Date Introduced

June 10, 2019


Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee

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Introduced or Prefiled