Since 2001, when it convened one of the first national meetings on the behavioral health workforce crisis, the Annapolis Coalition has been a leader in efforts to strengthen the workforce in the fields of mental health and substance use disorders. Since that time, the organization has
- Provided consultation to the President’s New Freedom Commission, the Institute of Medicine, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrations (SAMHSA), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and numerous other federal and state agencies.
- Produced the National Action Plan on Behavioral Health Workforce Development, which was commissioned by SAMHSA
- Conducted multiple national searches for innovative workforce practices; and
- Contributed to the development of multiple competency sets, including the Alaska Core Competencies for Direct Care Workers in Health and Human Services, and those commissioned by HRSA and SAMHSA on integrated primary and behavioral healthcare.