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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:

    https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/mentalhealth/documents/2021_Public_Behavioral_Health_Workforce_Workgroup_Report.pdf

    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

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    Ellyn Wilbur
    Executive Director
    Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations
    Nashville TN
    615-244-2220 ext. 12
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  • 2.  RE: Workforce Shortages

    Posted 12-28-2021 15:59

    Ellyn:

     

    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

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    Debra Wentz
    President & Chief Executive Officer
    New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies, Inc
    Mercerville NJ
    (609)838-5488
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  • 4.  RE: Workforce Shortages

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

    Glad that it's helpful Richard

    happy new year

     

                                    Joe