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LeadingAge Iowa received a Civil Monetary Penalty (CMP) grant to enhance mental health support within long-term care communities (LTC) in wake of the pandemic. The grant approaches mental health support from 2 perspectives: (1) culturally by de-stigmatizing mental illness through Make It OK to encourage residents and staff to talk about mental illness, just as they would a physical condition, and (2) enhanced identification and response by expanding the capacity of on-site professionals who are trained in Mental Health First Aid. The grant covers Make It OK Ambassador training (2-hour virtual), Mental Health First Aid training (8-hour in-person) for LTC staff, and the cost of Mental Health First Aid Instructor certification and instructor start up materials for those who choose to continue on and pursue that option.

LeadingAge Iowa and training partner, Abbe Center for Community Mental Health, presented a webinar on June 1, 2023, that outlines the grant’s opportunities and expectations for participating LTC providers. The webinar was recorded and is available here.

Event Recording

A recording of the June 1, 2023, event is available here.

Who Should Attend
Leaders and HR professionals at Iowa LTC communities who intend to have their staff take advantage of the free Make It OK and Mental Health First Aid training provided through the CMP grant. 

Continuing Education Information
CE credit is NOT available for this informational event.

Click here for a printer friendly PDF of the event.

For questions contact:


Sam Heibel

[email protected]