New From the MHTTC NCO: Workforce Development Resources
Workforce problems have an impact on almost every aspect of prevention and treatment across all sectors of the diverse behavioral health field. - National Action Plan on the Behavioral Health Workforce, 2007.
Workforce development is designed to improve the behavioral health of individuals, families and communities by ensuring that there is a workforce of appropriate size, composition, and competency to address mental health and substance use related needs in a specific geographic area or the nation at large. There has been a longstanding consensus in the United States about the critical need to strengthen the behavioral health workforce. The Mental Health Technology Transfer Centers (MHTTCs) are committed to playing a key role in addressing that need.