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Behavioral Health Funders Network Meeting: Building Behavioral Health Workforce Capacity

Despite our best intentions, many philanthropic investments aiming to improve access to behavioral health care are hampered by sector-wide workforce shortages. Join the Behavioral Health Funders Network for an interactive peer learning session on funding pathways to build behavioral health workforce capacity. Four local funders will share how they have addressed behavioral health workforce challenges through focused portfolios, creative upstream investments, and other grantmaking strategies that acknowledge workforce limitations in any behavioral health grantmaking. Attendees will gain an understanding of how to develop behavioral health investments that explicitly build workforce capacity through traditional and non-licensed pathways and opportunities to scale and co-invest in this work. Session leaders are:

About the Network:

The Behavioral Health Funders Network (BHFN) is a state-wide network of funders working in the area of behavioral and mental health and wellness. For over 4 years the Network has been meeting regularly for peer learning, knowledge sharing, and relationship building. Key norms of this Network are trust, confidentiality, and a learning/growth mindset. 

The stated goals of the Network are: 1) Improve behavioral health services by providing a space and opportunity for learning from one another, and 2) Exchange information with the potential for collaboration on projects ranging in size from large, overarching initiatives to smaller community-based projects.