S.1770: RISE from Trauma Act

Overview

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

Source

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Our Stance

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Priority

Medium

Bill Number

S.1770

Date Introduced

June 10, 2019

Committee

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee

Bill Status

Introduced or Prefiled