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Implement Behavioral Health Training Programs to Address a Crucial National Shortage in Community Health Care Settings

Year Developed: 2023

Resource Type: Archived Webinar.

Primary Audience: Administrative Staff Board of Directors C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIO, COOs, CMOs, etc.) Clinicians Enabling Staff Outreach Staff PCAs

Language(s): English

Developed by: Community Health Center, Inc. (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: Health centers are uniquely positioned to address the unprecedented need for behavioral health services but are challenged by the workforce shortage. Participants will gain the knowledge needed to begin conceptualization of a training pathway. Join us to discuss the considerations of sponsoring an in-house training program across all educational levels, including the benefits, program structure, design, curriculum, supervisors\' role, and required resources. Experts will provide participants with examples from practicum and postdoctoral level training programs to help them gain confidence in developing a behavioral health training pathway.

Resource Details: • Tim Kearney, PhD, Chief Behavioral Health Officer, Community Health Center, Inc. • Chelsea McIntosh, PsyD, Training Director of CHC Postdoctoral Residency Program, Community Health Center, Inc.

Resource Topic: Emerging Issues, Quality, Value-Based Health Care Transformation, Workforce

Resource Subtopic: Programs and Services, Development/Training, Leadership Skills, Health Professions Education and Training (HP-ET), Quality Improvement.

Keywords: Adolescents and Youth, Education of - Staff (e.g., Competency-Based), Evaluation, Hiring, Incentive Programs, Integrated Care, Job Descriptions, Recruitment and Registration, Safety Net Providers, School Health Services, Staffing and Onboarding, Strategic Planning, Team-Based Care.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,625,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit