Workforce Shortage, Training and Education

AHA tools and resources addressing behavioral health workforce challenges.


Behavioral Health

Workforce Shortage, Training and Education

Executive Dialogue Series, Webinars, and Conference Calls

Sanford Health: Enhancing your Workforce’s Impact and Patient Access to Behavioral Health through integration and technology - Register here (October 10, 2017)

Expanding Mental Health Services in the Face of a Workforce Shortage (December 7, 2016)

A Behavioral Intervention Team for Internal Medicine: Yale-New Haven Hospital’s Proactive, Multi-disciplinary Psychiatric Consultation Service (November 17, 2015)

Integrating Physician Incentives & Nurse Practitioners into Behavioral Health: Learn from LifeBridge Health, Baltimore, MD (March 2013)

AHA Publications and Resources

7 Steps to Expand the Behavioral Health Capabilities of Your Workforce: A Guide to Help Move You Forward (October 2016)

Seven steps to strengthen the behavioral health workforce, AHA Blog (October 7, 2016)

AHA issues guide to expanding the behavioral health capabilities of the workforce, AHA News Now (October 5, 2016)

HHS awards behavioral health workforce grants, AHA News Now (September 23, 2016)

The State of the Behavioral Health Workforce: A Literature Review (June 2016)


Other Resources

SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions

2017 HRSA Virtual Behavioral Health Workforce Development Conference

National Council for Behavioral Health's Mental Health First Aid (8 hour training course)

Core Competencies for Behavioral Health Providers Working in Primary Care, Colorado Consensus Conference (February 2016)

Behavioral Health Workforce Policy Issues: A Rural Perspective, Minnesota State University, Mankato (November 2015)

The Mental Health Workforce: A Primer, Congressional Research Service (April 2015)

New Report Shows Demand for Psychiatrists at an All-Time High, Merritt Hawkins (July 2015)

Annapolis Coalition on the Behavioral Health Workforce