CoE Office Hour: Workforce Shortages & Impact on Providers and Staff Who Are Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color, or Caregivers

At a time when the mental health and substance use recovery field is facing a major workforce shortage and mental health needs increase across the country, organizations and leaders must consider equity now more than ever. Equitable approaches must be taken to prevent compassion fatigue, burnout, and promote staff retention and recruitment, especially among providers of diverse backgrounds and identities. To address rising mental health and recovery services needs, organizations are also considering the specific experiences of those most impacted by the pandemic, including racially and ethnically diverse populations and caregivers at home. 

Join us on Wednesday, September 22nd, from 2-3pm ET for a conversation with health equity and racial justice experts for a conversation on equity considerations during a time of workforce shortages and increased mental wellbeing needs. Experts will discuss context around the current workforce shortage and increased mental wellbeing needs, as well as strategies to address the workforce shortage, and efforts to recruit providers of diverse identities and backgrounds.