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Behavioral Health Collaborative: Workforce Workgroup


Oregon's statewide workforce is the best resource for better health and better care at lower costs in all behavioral health services. A diverse, experienced and well-trained workforce is critical to promote prevention and wellness and support team-based care, along with retention of consistent and skilled staff.

The BHC Workforce Workgroup will:

  • Assess the current behavioral health workforce and identify gaps, 
  • Develop standards for a well-trained behavioral health workforce, inclusive of licensed and unlicensed, certified, peer support specialists, and community health workers throughout the state. 
  • Use learning opportunities to support a workforce that is trauma-informed, person-centered, culturally appropriate and prepared to work in integrated care settings.

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