Aspire obtains MHAT grant for new community liaison
Aspire Indiana has been awarded a Mental Health Awareness Training grant (MHAT) from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to fund a new Community Training Liaison position.
Kristin Lamb, a veteran health professional and Certified Health and Wellness Coach, will strengthen Aspire’s connections to its community partners by providing them with practical, relevant and evidence-based education about the value and availability of mental health services near them.
Lamb’s role will include raising awareness and referrals, not just to Aspire clinics but any recognized provider of mental health services in the community.
“Aspire was awarded this grant due to our strong partnership with stakeholders and entities in Indiana communities. We work with local schools, health departments, community support organizations and first responder agencies to ensure people get the help they need,” said Michael Gray, Director of Training & Professional Development for Aspire.
Lamb holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Services with a minor in Health Promotion and Worksite Wellness from the University of Southern Indiana. She has previously held roles as a wellness coordinator and manager for both community and corporate organizations.