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Crosswalk of 400 recommendations on behavioral health workforce

The Center for Workforce Solutions (CWS) complied more than 400 recommendations for dealing with behavioral health workforce issues, from publicly available reports by federal and state policymakers, national associations, foundations and other partners and stakeholders. The summary of that report can be found below.

The CWS is a partnership between the National Council for Mental Wellbeing (National Council), Health Management Associates (HMA) and The College for Behavioral Health Leadership (CBHL). The CWS is invested in creating a national platform that supports cross-sector partners working at multiple levels of the system to execute solutions in concert to tackle complex recommendations and achieve meaningful impact. They want to elevate workforce solutions that exist and can scale as well as build the pathways for overcoming barriers to implementation.

In an effort to understand what recommendations exist and what initiatives are suggested as solutions for the workforce crisis, the CWS reviewed recommendations and cross-walked them to the CWS levers of change as a way of building an actionable roadmap for addressing the behavioral health workforce crisis and to support cross-sector action towards creating a stronger, more equitable workforce.

Learn more about HMA’s work with the CWS and on Collective Impact at

If you want to learn more about how HMA can help your organization with behavioral health workforce issues, contact our experts below.

Meet the HMA blog contributors

Gina Eckart

Gina R. Eckart, MS LMHC

Managing Director, Behavioral Health
Indianapolis, IN
Paul Fleissner

Paul Fleissner

Managing Principal
St. Paul, MN
Gina Lasky

Gina Lasky, PhD, MAPL

Senior Advisor
Denver, CO