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Sunita Mutha, MD, FACP speaks at Kaiser Permanente Health policy meeting

Strengthening America's Mental Health Workforce: Sunita Mutha's Keynote Address at Kaiser Permanente Forum

On September 27, the Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy hosted a forum, Strengthening America’s Mental Health Workforce, at Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Total Health in Washington, D.C. ...
People help each other up a mountain

How One Man’s Road to Recovery Has Helped Others with Mental Illness

By Lisel Blash, MPA After losing his job in the corporate sector, Josh was homeless and in and out of jail for several years. “Until I had my diagnosis; I thought everyone heard voices,” he said. The...
Behavioral health worker comforts elderly man

Forecast Shows Deepening Shortage Of Mental Health Professionals In California

by Brian Rinker (SOURCE: California Healthline) A report forecasts a substantial shortage of qualified and diverse behavioral health professionals in California within 10 years, leaving minority...

Media Roundup: California’s Looming Behavioral Health Workforce Shortage

Healthforce Center’s latest report analyzes and projects future needs related to California’s behavioral health workforce and forecasts a shortage of qualified and diverse behavioral health...
A peer provider helps a patient with mental health issues

People With Mental Illness Are Finding Work Helping Peers (NPR)

A new NPR story about peer support for people with mental illness in Texas, features Joanne Spetz, Healthforce Center's associate director of research. Peer providers are people with lived experience...
Pills are displayed on a hand

Health Leader Takes on Opioid Crisis

Candy Stockton, MD, a fellow in our 15th cohort of the CHCF Health Care Leadership Program, uses the lessons learned and network of colleagues from our leadership development program to address one...