Proven & Practical Strategies to Expand the Workforce - MMHPI - Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute

Proven & Practical Strategies to Expand the Workforce

2022 Engage & Excel

Session Details

  • Date: October 14, 2022
  • Moderator: Becca Brune, MPAff, MBA
  • Speaker: Eric Estrada
  • Speaker: Ashlee Harris
  • Speaker: Vikram Patel, PhD
  • Speaker: Matthew S. Stanford, PhD

Validated models show that community health workers, faith communities, and peer specialists can play pivotal roles as we face the growing mental health emergency brought on by COVID-19. These groups are key to addressing the mental health workforce shortage. This panel introduces scalable, evidence-based practices used in early intervention and treatment of depression that can sustainably address our workforce shortage.

In addition, attendees will learn about federal policy efforts to finance the training, licensing, and use of non-specialist providers in the delivery of mental health services in community and clinical settings.