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What They're Watching: Tom Sebastian, Compass Health

| Apr 6, 2023 | Washington

For Tom Sebastian, president and CEO of Compass Health, the number one issue facing Washington healthcare is the behavioral health workforce shortage. He noted that three-quarters of Washington's providers are placing some form of limitations on care due to these shortages. During a recent "What They're Watching" interview, he discussed...[ Read More ]

CalAIM breaks ground while reaching key milestones and looks toward further program implementations this summer

| Mar 31, 2023 | California

CalAIM, California’s multi-year initiative to transform Medi-Cal, has already met numerous key milestones regarding program implementation, which early data shows to have improved stabilization among enrollees. The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) feels prepared to implement more going into the summer. The purpose of CalAIM is to transform Medi-Cal...[ Read More ]

California Legislature takes up bill that aims to address behavioral healthcare staffing crisis

| Mar 27, 2023 | California

On March 20th, the California Nurses Association joined Asm. Matt Haney (D - San Francisco) outside of St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco to welcome the introduction of Assembly Bill 1001. The bill would create standards and procedures for hospitals to ensure staffing levels are available to immediately respond...[ Read More ]

CCT’s Youth Advisory Board write legislators in support of bill that would increase equitable mental health access for California youth

| Mar 24, 2023 | California

On Tuesday, the Youth Advisory Board of California Children’s Trust wrote a letter to legislators in proud support of Assembly Bill 665, which addresses barriers that youth on Medi-Cal face when seeking mental health services. About half of all Californian youth are on Medi-Cal, with the majority being youth of...[ Read More ]

Recommendations from Illinois’s Children’s Behavioral Health Transformation Initiative

James Sklar | Mar 22, 2023 | Illinois

In March 2022, Gov. JB Pritzker launched the Children’s Behavioral Health Transformation Initiative (Transformation Initiative) to evaluate and redesign Illinois’s behavioral health services for children and adolescents. Last month, the Transformation Initiative issued a report detailing its findings and recommendations.     The report is intended to support the state’s...[ Read More ]

Combating Illinois healthcare workforce shortage: Illinois creates a behavioral health workforce education center

James Sklar | Mar 20, 2023 | Illinois

On March 8th, Gov. JB Pritzker, state officials, and local partners announced the launch of a new Behavioral Health Workforce Education Center. The center is designed to help increase Illinois’s capacity to recruit, educate, and retain behavioral health professionals.     “We are laying out a plan to build the...[ Read More ]