Annapolis Coalition Reviews Learning Collaboratives

The Annapolis Coalition was commissioned by the National Coordinating Office of the Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network to conduct a review of learning collaboratives. Learning collaboratives have been widely used in general healthcare and in behavioral health as a strategy for quality improvement and implementation of evidence-based practices. This review was to assist technical

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SAMHSA Releases Behavioral Health Workforce Report

According to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 80% of individuals with a substance use disorder (SUD) do not get needed care; 57% of those with mental illness also do not get needed care and fully one-third of those living with serious mental illness do not get the care they need.

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ATTC Releases Whitepaper: Preparing Students to Work in Integrated Health Care Systems

The Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network (ATTC) released its recently published whitepaper about preparing generalist, specialist and behavioral health providers for practice in an integrated setting, asserting that substance use disorders prevention, treatment and recovery services are becoming more integrated with mental health and general healthcare.   The paper notes that existing pre-service educational programs

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States Solutions Webinar Series Continues

The quarterly State Solutions in Workforce webinar series, which launched last fall, continues highlighting innovative practices by the states in developing the substance use and mental health workforce. A recording of the first webinar, which took place in September and highlighted initiatives in Nebraska, is available online here. January’s webinar highlighted the workforce development effort in Connecticut under

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New Text on Workforce Development

Publisher IGI Global has recently released a new volume on Workforce Development Theory and Practice in the Mental Health Sector. The book, edited by Mark Smith and Angela Jury from Te Pou, New Zealand’s workforce center on behavioral health, compiles 15 chapters on health and mental health written by experts from North America, Australia, New Zealand,

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Recent Reports on the Peer Workforce

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 by

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