Psychiatrists will host regional educational dinner meetings and invite local family practice colleagues. Family practice physicians will be invited to bring others from their offices to the meetings. The face-to-face contact between family practice physicians, nurses and clinic staff with psychiatrists and other mental health providers will be enhanced with a website source for updated information, tools and feedback through its bulletin board. These regional dinner meetings will feature an educational program of interest to all attendees by providing professional education credit for family practice, psychiatry, nursing, social work and psychology. The same program will be presented in each region by a small group of well-prepared speakers. We will be discussing a variety of psychiatric topics, including new research findings and evidence-based best practices in clinical implementation. Minnesota Department of Human Services: State staff will be available to mental health initiative regions for regional workforce needs and DHS will explore strategies to make these resources more flexible. will implement and provide training for Children’s Therapeutic Services and Supports. will, through secured state and federal approval, cover adult mental health services provided by psychiatric nurse practitioners. Minnesota Department of Health commits to partnerships to address the mental health professional workforce shortages. Allina supports efforts to improve cultural competency at every level of clinical care. Association of Minnesota Counties/Minnesota Association of County Social Services Administrators encourages the state and professional organizations, in trying to recruit qualified professionals, to recognize competence outside degreed credentials (e.g., cultural sensitivity). Page 139 of 215
Minnesota Department of Human Services: DHS’ children’s mental health division will offer cultural competency training to mental health providers. University of Minnesota Children, Youth & Family Consortium/Center of Excellence in Children’s Mental Health will focus on the need for a more diverse and culturally competent workforce to provide mental health services and information appropriate for our increasingly diverse Minnesota population. We will explore with others creative, long-term strategies to address this need. We will play an active role in developing both short-term and long-term strategies for increasing the workforce without compromising quality of service. CYFC/CECMH will identify and engage in key decision-makers from the various University departments that prepare mental health professionals. Minnesota Disability Law Center will support efforts to increase the supply of appropriately trained, culturally competent mental health providers.
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- Fall '19
- mental health, Children’s Mental Health, Children’s Mental Health Partnership