A new report by the AHA offers information and guidance to help hospitals and health systems develop their behavioral health care workforce to meet future needs. Based on a literature review, the report looks at how hospitals and health systems are bridging the gap between the need for behavioral health care in their communities and a shortage of trained specialists. It also offers examples of how to integrate behavioral and physical health in new and innovative ways, and seven steps to guide and spur dialog among internal and external stakeholders on the issue. For more on the report, see today’s AHASTAT blog post by Pamela Thompson, AHA senior vice president and chief nursing officer.