The Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) are holding a national webinar on how the HRSA NURSE Corps Loan Repayment and Scholarship Programs can be used in the behavioral health field on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
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The Affordable Care Act and Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act mean that more people with behavioral health conditions can get treatment. That’s great news, but one big problem remains: There just aren’t enough behavioral health professionals to provide services and supports.
SAMHSA is already working to address the workforce shortage through fellowships and other programs. However, much more needs to happen to meet our nation’s ever-increasing demand for behavioral health services.