One Year Later: Workforce Accomplishments and Lessons Learned
Rural, agricultural and tribal communities face health inequities that are not as common in urban areas. Several factors including historical injustices, structural urbanism and the effects of the mental health and recovery services workforce shortage have disproportionately impacted access to health services in rural communities.
The increased demand for mental health and substance use treatment services, combined with limited capacity in the mental wellbeing workforce in rural areas, has led providers and organizations to get creative and implement ideas that leverage the many strengths of rural communities to improve their workforce-related needs. Join the Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions (CoE-IHS) for an upcoming office hour session, Workforce Accomplishments and Lessons Learned, on Wednesday, April 26, 12-1 p.m. ET to hear from participants from last year’s Workforce in Integrated Care Learning Collaborative as they share their own innovative strategies to improve the integrated care workforce in rural communities.