This live event occurred on 04/12/2018; to access a copy of the recording, please register below and a streaming link will be sent to you via email.
Cultivating and Diversifying California’s Behavioral Health Workforce: A Review of Findings
Behavioral health has always been a core service in community health centers and over the past year the number of patients seeking behavioral health services in CHCs has increased by 154 percent. While access to insurance coverage for behavioral health services simultaneously increased over the years, significant work remains to ensure that we have a robust and diverse behavioral health workforce ready to meet the needs of our communities. New data from California’s Current and Future Behavioral Health Workforce, a recently released report in collaboration with the Healthforce Center at UCSF, California Health Care Foundation, and CPCA, shows that substantial investments are needed. California has more than 80,000 licensed behavioral health professionals, but they are not geographically dispersed or reflective of our population.
In this webinar, Janet Coffman, will review the important findings from this impressive report, including top recommendations and action areas. The report contains important information about the current behavioral health workforce, opportunities through pipeline programs, and the forecasted supply and demand for behavioral health professionals. After Janet’s review, CPCA will lead a discussion about putting these findings and recommendations to work in our communities and statewide.
Read the full report here: California’s Current and Future Behavioral Health Workforce
Presenter: Janet Coffman, Associate Professor, Institute for Health Policy Studies, UCSF School of Medicine
The CPCA Clinicians and Workforce Committees are pleased to offer this special webinar session to all health centers and other interested stakeholders. As a peer to peer learning activity, the webinar is offered free of charge.