Workforce Resources

Below are major resources related to behavioral health workforce development. These encompass mental health and addiction related workforce resources, since there are many common workforce issues and strategies across these sectors of the behavioral health field. Citations to reports are abbreviated for ease of identification. Formal citations are accessed by following the links to the actual documents.


Featured MHTTC Resources


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Southeast Mental Health Technology Transfer Center, 2021. Recruitment and Retention of School Mental Health Providers: Strategies and Key Resources.




SAMHSA Workforce

HRSA Behavioral Health Workforce

Annapolis Coalition on the Behavioral Health Workforce

ATTC Network – Workforce Development

Behavioral Health Workforce Research Center (U Michigan)

Center for Integrated Health Solutions (integrated care)

Recruitment & Retention Toolkit (SAMHSA & AHP)

Major Reports

Strengthening Professional Identities Coverpage ImageAbt Associates, 2006. Strengthening Professional Identity: Challenges of the Addiction Treatment Workforce. Framework for Discussion.



Vital Signs 2012Addiction Technology Transfer Center National Office, 2012. Vital Signs: Taking the Pulse of the Addiction Treatment Workforce, A National Report.



Natl WF Report 2017 Coverpage ImageAddiction Technology Transfer Center National Office, 2017. National Workforce Report, 2017.




Action Plan BHWF Dev coverpage imageAnnapolis Coalition on the Behavioral Health Workforce, 2007. Action Plan for Behavioral Health Workforce Development: Framework for Discussion.



BHWF Research Center Publications coverpage imageBehavioral Health Workforce Research Center (list of multiple reports)




MHWF - A primer coverpage imageCongressional Research Service, 2015. The Mental Health Workforce: A Primer.




MHSU WF for Older Adults coverpage imageInstitute of Medicine, 2012. The Mental Health and Substance Use Workforce for Older Adults: In Whose Hands?




Report iconSAMHSA, 2013. Report to Congress on the Nation’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Workforce Issues.




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