Connecticut Develops Strategic Plan for Strengthening the Behavioral Health Workforce for Children, Youth, and Families

The Child Health and Development Institute, with support from the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, led a recent initiative to create a statewide behavioral health workforce plan for Connecticut’s children, youth, and families. The Annapolis Coalition’s Senior Science and Policy Advisor, Michael Hoge, is a co-author of the plan, which was developed with input

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New USDA Study Reports Factors Affecting Recruitment, Retention of Rural Clinicians

A recent report published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture identifies community-level factors affecting the recruitment and retention of rural healthcare professionals. The authors used key informant interviews and a survey of healthcare professionals in 150 small, rural towns in nine states, emphasizing a broad range of community assets and investments. Most participants perceived social

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Annapolis Coalition Presents Innovation Award to Pennsylvania Psychiatric Leadership Council

The Annapolis Coalition on the Behavioral Health Workforce presented an Innovation Award to the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Leadership Council (PPLC) and its parent company, the Philadelphia Mental Health Care Corporation (PMHCC) in January 2023. The PPLC was recognized for its innovative efforts to support community mental health in Pennsylvania by creating an infrastructure to increase the

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Gail Stuart Keynotes Carter Center Symposium

On November 12, 2015 Gail Stuart, PhD, RN, FAAN, President of the Annapolis Coalition of the Behavioral Health Workforce, was the keynote speaker at the 31st Annual Rosalyn Carter Symposium on Mental Health Policy where she showcased strategies to combat behavioral health issues in today’s workforce. The two-day symposium discussed several potential solutions to address

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Coalition Board Member Sue Bergeson Receives Beers Award

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.

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Annapolis Board Chair Appointed to SAMHSA Council

Gail W. Stuart, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean of the MUSC College of Nursing, has been appointed to a four-year term on the National Advisory Council of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMSHA). Dr. Stuart is dean and a tenured distinguished university professor in the MUSC College of Nursing. She is also a professor

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Annapolis Coalition members and colleagues author Health Affairs article

[vc_column_text pb_margin_bottom=”no” pb_border_bottom=”no” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] In a commentary for Health Affairs, Michael Hoge and coauthors summarize the substantial and growing body of evidence that the current mental health and substance abuse workforce is seriously inadequate with regard to number of practitioners, lack of diversity in its composition and overall preparation. The authors recognize that,

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Annapolis News

We are proud to announce that Executive Director John A. Morris was honored as the co-recipient of the Blanche F. Ittleson Award for 2013. The American Orthopsychiatric Association’s oldest, largest and most prestigious award is given for outstanding achievement in the delivery of children’s services and the promotion of children’s mental health.   John was

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