The Mid-America Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC), funded at $5.2 million by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), was established in 2018 and is housed at the Munroe-Meyer Institute at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The Mid-America MHTTC serves the four states of Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri with a focus on integrated care, schools and mental health training programs.
The Center primarily works to integrate behavioral health care into primary care programs, but also provides training and technical assistance in implementing comprehensive school mental health programming, community-based programming to address serious mental illness, and behavioral health workforce development.
The Mid-America MHTTC is led by practicing clinicians and faculty affiliated with MMI and Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Image description: MHTTC area of focus graphic - Four states (Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas) labeled as 'HHS Region 7' surrounded by 4 connected circles labeled integrated care, serious mental illness, BH workforce development, and school mental health.
Across the region, the Mid-America MHTTC serves to align mental health systems and professional competencies with evidence-based mental health practices by providing free or low-cost training and technical assistance on a variety of topics germane to effective mental health practice. Types of training and technical assistance may include needs assessments, webinars, workshops, intensive training, technical assistance, program evaluation and others.
The Center’s overall goal is to assist mental health programs and providers to establish ongoing programs that are locally supported and sustainable over time.
Program Director: Brandy Clarke, PhD