U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, Sen. Chris Coons and Rep. John Carney recently announced a total of $129,461 in Department of Health and Human Services funding for the Nemours A.I. duPont Hospital for Children to increase access to psychological services and provide training to psychology interns.
The grant will allow Nemours A.I. duPont Hospital for Children to increase access to psychological services for vulnerable populations, including children with chronic illness and children in medically underserved communities, through training psychology interns to provide culturally competent, collaborative care to underserved children and families in integrated care settings.
The project will train 21 psychology interns over a three-year period and will build upon Nemours’ previous grant-funded activities by increasing the number of interns trained, providing new didactic curriculum, expanding existing clinical training (evidence-based practices, primary care), providing new clinical experience in integrated care teams and using innovative technology.