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Behavioral Health Stakeholder Group


Governor Inslee charged the Workforce Board, in partnership with the Health Workforce Council, to develop recommendations to policymakers on ways to address shortages, distribution challenges and other retention issues in behavioral health.

Behavioral health is an evolving area in the healthcare field and incorporates a wide range of issues, including mental health, behaviors that impact health. Because physical health and behavioral health issues frequently go together, there is an increased focus on finding ways to treat both issues, particularly in a primary care setting.

"This evaluation will establish a baseline for behavioral health workforce shortages and provide a plan for improving how we coordinate the right services for patients," said Gov. Inslee. "We need to better understand how and where our citizens are receiving services, identify providers meeting those needs and expand training opportunities." Read more about the evaluation here.

Washington's Behavioral Health Workforce Assessment





Previous Meetings Documents

November 06, 2017 CEO Group

October 23, 2017

August 31, 2017

October 18, 2016

September 30, 2016

September 1, 2016

July 26, 2016


Contact: Nova Gattman, (360) 709-4612

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