Topic: Help Wanted: Reshaping the Behavioral Health Workforce
The Affordable Care Act (2010) resulted in millions more people trying to access mental health and substance use services as one of the 10 essential health benefits included in all covered plans. The 2015 Rosalynn Carter Symposium on Mental Health Policy discusses several potential solutions to address the gaps in the behavioral health workforce that have resulted from this surge in demand, along with the field's shift toward integrated care and population health. Key topics also include innovations in medical school education and the rise of "whole health" and the "culture of health" movements in workforce development.
Panel III – INNOVATIONS IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Benjamin Druss, MD, MPH, Rosalynn Carter Chair in Mental Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University; Member, Carter Center Mental Health Task Force
Patrick Hendry, Vice President of Consumer Advocacy, Mental Health America
Kirsten Matthews Wilkins, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine
Dennis Mohatt, MA, Vice President for Behavioral Health, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
Kenneth Thompson, MD, President, American Association for Social Psychiatry
Q & A
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Founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter in partnership with Emory University, The Carter Center is committed to advancing human rights and alleviating unnecessary human suffering. The Center wages peace, fights disease, and builds hope worldwide.
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