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Rural Behavioral Health Policies and Workforce Challenges: Yes, They Are Related

April 27, 2019 11:00 AM | J. Gregory Turnbull (Administrator)

HPA Special Event: Waimea - Hawai'i Island and via Live Webinar

Rural Behavioral Health Policies and Workforce Challenges: 
Yes, They Are Related

Paul Mackie, Ph.D., Past-President, 
National Association for Rural Mental Health

pastedGraphic_1.pngSaturday, April 27, 2019, 
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Mana Christian Ohana
67-1182 Lindsey Road, Kamuela, HI  96743
Web-based participation is also available.

No-host lunch to follow at Merriman's

Participants are also welcome to attend the HPA Board meeting from 9:30 am - 11:00 am.  The meeting will focus on neighbor island behavioral health issues, needs and challenges.

This workshop is free to all participants.
1.5 Continuing Education Credits will be provided

Click HERE to register.

Workshop Description

This presentation focuses on State and Federal policies impact rural behavioral health workforce needs. Beginning with a review of what has been implemented, information will be presented that identifies what has worked, what hasn't, and why some current approaches continue to fail to address the rural workforce shortage.  Suggestions to improve current policies and what new and innovative ideas can be implemented will be provided.

Workshop Objectives

Upon completion of this presentation, participants will:

  1. Understand past policy-based approaches to addressing rural behavioral health workforce issues.
  2. Recognize the need to re-define how rural areas are served by behavioral health services.
  3. Be able to implement strategies at the local level to influence State and Federal behavioral health care workforce policies.

Continuing Education Credits

This workshop is sponsored by Hawai'i Psychological Association. HPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. HPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Target Audience

This workshop is appropriate for psychologists, behavioral health professionals, policymakers, legislators and others interested in improving behavioral health access to care.

Cannot attend in person? 

The workshop will be streamed live over the web for registrants who need off-site access to the event.

We look forward to seeing you - in person or via the web - at this special HPA Workshop and Board Meeting on the Island of Hawai'i.

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