Integrating and improving behavioral health continues to be at the top of mind for hospitals and health systems, but having the right providers in place for patients is a struggle that many health care leaders may face.

Building on a previous report, the AHA this week provided an in-depth look at seven steps that hospital and health system leaders can take to strengthen their behavioral health care workforce. These tips and suggestions can help an organization expand the capabilities of their workforce around behavioral health, to provide enhanced and integrated care for patients more rapidly, efficiently and effectively. For example: 

Step One


Check out the report for more information on the seven steps. Additional resources on hospital and health system workforce issues are available at