June 25, 2021 | Beating the Shortage: Solutions to Oregon’s Mental Health Workforce Woes

Mental health agencies and counseling practices struggled to recruit and retain workers —  in rural areas in particular  — even before COVID-19 prompted increased demand for depression and anxiety treatment. Additionally, communities of color are woefully underrepresented in the field, raising health equity concerns. Speakers will explore legislative, educational, and industry solutions to this critical workforce shortage, including focused efforts to improve diversity in the field and broader implications for access to mental health care and substance use disorder treatment.

Moderator:
Stephanie J. Hooper,
President, AGE+

Speakers:
Laura Golino de Lovato, Executive Director, Northwest Pilot Project
Keren Brown Wilson, PhD, Founder and CEO, Jessie F. Richardson Foundation
Avery Davis, Community Administrator, Whispering Pines Senior Village
Julie Cody, Director, Affordable Rental Housing, Oregon Housing & Community Services

Event Details:
June 10, 2021
10am-11:30am
Zoom Livestream
Cost Free
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To share your ideas or if you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Robin Moody at robin@oregonhealthforum.org.