Network Opportunities to the Opioid Epidemic and Behavioral Health Workforce Shortages

Event Details
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
2:00pm CST
Host: 
Rural Health Innovations (RHI)

With the overwhelming substance use disorders of prescription and non-prescription drugs, the opioid epidemic has been declared a public health emergency. Paired with the behavioral health professions workforce shortage, these issues have become a government priority.

During this webinar, you will learn about federal workforce programs and initiatives around the opioid epidemic and workforce shortages, along with how they align with network activities. Networks can discover opportunities to expand network products and services to help address the opioid epidemic and behavioral health workforce shortage, as well as learn about resources on how to respond to these issues.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about federal workforce programs and initiatives
  • Gain information on network resources in responding to opioid epidemic and behavioral health workforce shortage
  • Discover new thinking about how your network will continue to support rural workforce professions
  • Consider building network sustainability by addressing behavioral workforce needs

Joining the discussion, Captain Sophia L. Russell, a member of the United States Public Health Serivce Commissioned Corps, Director of the Division of Nursing and Public Health at the Health Resources and Services Administration in the Bureau of Health Workforce; Melissa B. Moore, Chief of the Behavioral and Public Health Branch within the Division of Nursing and Public Health at the Health Resources and Services Administration; and Aleisha Langhorn, Public Health Analyst in the Health Careers Pipeline Branch in the Division of Health Careers and Financial Support within the Bureau of Health Workforce.