Event Recognized Members of Congress for $1.5 million in Funding to Train the Next Generation of Pediatric Mental Health Providers

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Nemours Children’s Health today hosted U.S. Senator Tom Carper, D-DE, and Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-DE, to recognize programs that fund critical mental health and nursing roles. These front-line healthcare providers serve children and families throughout the Delaware Valley and work to meet their mental health needs.

The nation is facing a critical shortage of mental health workers. Through an investment of $1.5 million in federal congressionally directed spending, Nemours Children’s Health has trained nine fellows to help meet the needs of kids and teens who might be struggling with their mental health.

Speakers included:
• U.S. Senator Tom Carper
• U.S. Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester
• Mark R. Marcantano, JD, President, Nemours Children’s Health Delaware Valley
• Chrissy Cammarata, PhD, ABPP, Clinical Director, Clinical Child and Community Psychology, Nemours Children’s Health
• Aaron Carpenter, DNP, M.Div., APRN, CPNP-PC, SVP, Chief Nursing and Patient Operations Officer, Nemours Children’s Health, Delaware Valley
• Fellows and other providers supported through the awards

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