Adapting to the Workforce Crisis - MMHPI - Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute

Adapting to the Workforce Crisis

2022 Engage & Excel

Session Details

  • Date: October 14, 2022
  • Moderator: Darilynn Cardona-Beiler, MSSA, LCSW
  • Speaker: Trinta K. Ita, MA
  • Speaker: Lee Johnson, MPA

While the U.S. faces a healthcare workforce shortage compounded by increasing needs for behavioral health services, systems are unable to meet the demand. In Texas, while behavioral health providers and social services work to ramp up staffing, critical staff shortages and high turnover rates persist. This session examines strategies for addressing the workforce crisis including community behavioral health clinics, workforce training and education, and telehealth and assisted technologies to serve specialty populations. Attendees will learn how the behavioral healthcare landscape in Texas is shifting to meet the needs of its communities.