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.
Strengthening Psychology’s Workforce for Older Adults
Data suggests that only 4% of psychologists specialize in meeting the mental health and substance abuse treatment needs of the rapidly expanding population of older adults. The April 2015 edition of the American Psychologist offers a blueprint for the profession to increase the capacity of its workforce to meet these needs. The lead author of theContinue Reading.
Milwaukee nursing schools placing a greater emphasis on mental health
In an opinion piece recently published in the Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel, the deans of four Milwaukee nursing schools discuss how Milwaukee’s healthcare system has moved from hospital-focused to community-based and therefore the educational needs of the nursing workforce has also changed. As a result, Nursing’s Voice Milwaukee was created. Nursing’s Voice unites a broadContinue Reading.