CBHC understands that our state is facing a behavioral health workforce shortage and has for quite some time. Over the years, we have advocated for changes in the system to encourage individuals to enter this field.
Learn more about how CBHC is making lasting improvements to Colorado's behavioral health workforce.
The following resources may be used to inform implementation and advocacy efforts while speaking with legislators and stakeholders.
Valuing Essential Workers
Essential workers have been delivering critical behavioral health care on the front lines throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, risking the safety and wellbeing of themselves and their families. They deserve fair compensation at the very least.
Training Managers in Key Skill Sets
Offering fully funded trainings to behavioral health managers across the state allows organizations to set standard practices around supervision, feedback, delegation, and other critical skills.
Reducing Administrative Burden
The responsibilities of documentation and constant updates to documentation processes and systems can create an undue burden for employees.
When clinicians are provided the opportunity to advance, they provide better services and affect positive transformational change to their organization and the behavioral health system at large.