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Behavioral Health Stakeholder Group



Governor Inslee charged the Workforce Board, in partnership with the Health Workforce Council, to develop recommendations to policymakers on ways to address shortages, distribution challenges and other retention issues in behavioral health.

Behavioral health is an evolving area in the healthcare field and incorporates a wide range of issues, including mental health, behaviors that impact health, such as eating and exercising, as well as chemical dependency. Because physical health and behavioral health issues frequently go together, there is an increased focus on finding ways to treat both issues, particularly in a primary care setting.

"This evaluation will establish a baseline for behavioral health workforce shortages and provide a plan for improving how we coordinate the right services for patients," said Gov. Inslee. "We need to better understand how and where our citizens are receiving services, identify providers meeting those needs and expand training opportunities. It is crucial for Washingtonians to get the 'whole person' healthcare services they need."

Read more about the evaluation here.

Behavioral Health Stakeholder Meetings

Date: No meeting scheduled at this time.




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Meeting Documents


Previous meetings

October 18

September 30

September 1

July 26


Contact: Nova Gattman, (360) 709-4612

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The Workforce Board is committed to providing employees and the public, including individuals with disabilities, access to its information and services. For information regarding Board meeting testimony, handouts, other questions, or for people needing special accommodation, please contact Erica Hansen at (360) 709-4608 or Erica.Hansen@wtb.wa.gov.

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