Two recent reports have been released on peer specialists. The UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care has published The Peer Provider Workforce in Behavioral Health: A Landscape Analysis. The Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health has published a 2016 update of its report on Peer Specialist Training & Certification Programs. The UCSF report, funded byContinue Reading.
In 2015, the Behavioral Health Workforce Research Center was established through a competitive award from the Health Resources and Services Administration and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The Center is based at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. It made its public debut in late June of 2016 with aContinue Reading.
Two recent peer-reviewed publications from Annapolis Coalition authors highlight behavioral health workforce development in the states. The first, which focuses on Workforce Development and Mental Health Transformation, captures the comprehensive workforce initiative in Connecticut funded through a SAMHSA Mental Health Transformation grant. The second publication, which focuses on direct care workers, describes a multi-year effortContinue Reading.
A quarterly State Solutions in Workforce webinar series will be launched on September 7th. The series is designed to highlight innovative practices by the states in developing the substance use and mental health workforce. It is the brainchild of the leadership of the Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska (BHECN), which is directed by Dr. HowardContinue Reading.