Behavioral Health & the Workforce – Challenges & Strategies
U.S. News & World Report recently published a series of blog post by Dr. Lloyd Sederer exploring the mental health workforce crisis in the United States. In the first post, he explores the increased demand for mental health professionals.
The second post explores numerous strategies to increase the number of professionals and efficiency in delivery care to rural areas.
The third and final post explores the social determinants of health and health literacy, and their role in solution to the crisis.
IMPH’s Behavioral Health Taskforce identified the need for more behavioral health professionals of all kinds to support the current and future systems of behavioral health services in our state. A recommendation was made to develop a Workforce Consortium that will develop specific strategies to attract and retain more behavioral health professionals to our state. Additional information may be found in the taskforce report “Hope for Tomorrow: The Collective Approach for Transforming South Carolina’s Behavioral Health Systems.”