The Annapolis Coalition has recognized the Jump Start Fellowship, a program of Mental Health America of Los Angeles (MHALA) as a Workforce Innovation. Jump Start is a 12-week, full-time fellowship program for individuals who are interested in working in the adult community mental health field. The program combines recovery-focused classroom instruction with applied internships to prepareContinue Reading.
Sue Bergeson, a longstanding member of the Annapolis Coalition Board of Directors, is the most recent recipient of the prestigious Clifford W. Beers Award. Bestowed by Mental Health America, one of the nation’s leading advocacy organizations, its highest award recognizes a consumer who has improved conditions for and attitudes about individuals with mental health conditions.Continue Reading.
In 2013, the leadership of the Annapolis Coalition published an article in the journal Health Affairs calling for federal leadership and coordinated interagency action to address the growing behavioral health workforce crisis. Striking a similar theme, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO), in a recently released report, identified the need for the Department ofContinue Reading.
In July of this year, the American Psychological Association (APA) released a report on the demographics of the psychology workforce in this country from 2005 to 2013. The report was prepared by the APA’s Center for Workforce Studies and was drawn from data collected by the American Community Survey. Key findings were as follows. WhileContinue Reading.
In its April 2015 issue of Stateline, an online newsletter, The Pew Charitable Trusts drew attention to the severe shortage of substance abuse specialists. The article discusses the prevalence of substance use disorders in the U.S. population, the impact of the Affordable Care Act on access to substance use treatment, and data on the workforceContinue Reading.