Key shortages in Oklahoma’s behavioral health workforce represent a crisis Oklahoma cannot afford to ignore as the state enters the Medicaid expansion era and grapples with increased demand for mental health services in the COVID-19 era. But there are solutions.
Our first Mental Health Talks forum on May 21, 2021 explored what the data say about Oklahoma’s opportunities to address these challenges. Healthy Minds Policy Initiative’s executive director and health care workforce experts discussed a new series of mental health workforce reports released by Healthy Minds overviewing the unique gaps and strengths of Oklahoma’s behavioral health workforce.
Find the full report at www.healthymindspolicy.org/workforce.