“There are simply not enough professionals who can meet the increased demand for behavioral health services, and providers are burning out,” said Peggy Maguire, president of Cambia Health Foundation. “We’re approaching support for the workforce in non-traditional ways alongside our grantees. It’s a complex problem that won’t be solved overnight, but we feel hopeful and inspired by the work of our community partners.”
With this funding, each grantee addresses the issue differently. “In our society, we tend to have a narrow view of what it means to receive behavioral health care,” Maguire said. “This includes a one-on-one appointment between a patient and highly credentialed professional. We’re finding that there will never be enough providers to meet the need unless we expand this thinking.” Examples of unique solutions from community partners include the launch of a groundbreaking community program center; creating pathways for hiring and training individuals with H-1B visas, green cards and other highly stigmatized groups within the U.S. workforce system; the development of micro-credentialing programs and more.
Cambia Health Foundation is pleased to invest $510,000 among the following organizations:
About Cambia Health Foundation
Cambia Health Foundation is the corporate foundation of Cambia Health Solutions. Founded in 2007, the foundation has funded over $110 million in grants to advance patient- and family-centered care for all. We purposefully invest in ideas that expand access to behavioral health care to advance equity through whole-person health.
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