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  • 1.  Workforce Shortages

    Posted 12-23-2021 13:43
    Earlier this year, the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and TennCare convened a workgroup to develop recommendations to address the behavioral health workforce shortages in TN. Mary Linden and I both participated in the workgroup. The final report was just released and can be
    found here:

    Funding for several of these strategies was included in budget presentations to the administration and our advocacy efforts have begun. 

    I hope there are some ideas that you can use in your state as you confront the workforce issues.

    Ellyn Wilbur  
    Executive Director, TAMHO

    Ellyn Wilbur
    Executive Director
    Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations
    Nashville TN
    615-244-2220 ext. 12

  • 2.  RE: Workforce Shortages

    Posted 12-28-2021 15:59



    Thank you so much for sharing.  Our lead staff person on workforce issues just sent this to me-


    "I think this may be the best report I have seen on this to date. It outlines strategies with data and creating a logical pathway for the system to address the workforce. Their long term strategies are something PA has been talking about for a decade...paid internships, paid clinical supervision, etc."


    And we will be sharing with our state officials.  Really well done.


    - Richard



    Richard S. Edley, PhD



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  • 3.  RE: Workforce Shortages

    Posted 12-28-2021 17:52
    Hi Ellen,

    I also applaud your strategic report and leadership in convening the group!  Definitely, your work is exemplary and gives us all a good model!

    Wishing you good health and happiness in the New Year.

    With sincere gratitude,


    Debra Wentz
    President & Chief Executive Officer
    New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies, Inc
    Mercerville NJ

  • 4.  RE: Workforce Shortages

    National Council Staff
    Posted 01-02-2022 19:56

    Glad that it's helpful Richard

    happy new year