This is part 1 of the Northwest ATTC's 3-part summer webinar series: Innovative and Successful Approaches to Staff Recruitment and Retention. Find information on all 3 parts here.
In this session, Thomas Bialozor, MSW, LCSW, EMBA, Director of Behavioral Health at Care Oregon, described trends related to recent challenges facing the behavioral health workforce, including the COVID-19 pandemic, dynamics of the working environment, labor market challenges, and associated data. He also talked about different opportunities for interventions to address the behavioral health workforce crisis at the state/funder, program/organizational, and individual levels. Participants left this session able to synthesize relevant recommendations and apply their own ideas for supporting the behavioral health workforce with practical applications for action.