Join Behavioral Health Providers Connect
In partnership with the Health Care Authority, the Washington Council for Behavioral Health is thrilled to announce the launch of a listserv, BH Providers Connect, where Washington’s community of behavioral health providers, including licensed behavioral health agencies, suboxone providers, clubhouses, peer run organizations, community-based recovery support providers, Recovery Helpline staff, prevention providers, behavioral health researchers, and other agencies providing behavioral health interventions can communicate with each other as we all work through the COVID-19 crisis in our state.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had profound impacts on the citizens, communities, and healthcare providers across our state. In this rapidly changing environment, community behavioral health providers find themselves thrust into new roles, implementing new practice models, and assuming new and different levels of risk and responsibility to provide critical care for people with serious mental illness, substance use and/or problem gambling disorders. At the same time, we need to protect and support our workforce, and face unprecedented financial challenges. This is all happening in a time of tremendous system change, which often leaves behavioral health providers operating in isolation and without needed information and resources.
This provider-centric listserv is intended help fill this communication gap and enable participants to share information, experience, resources, and solutions in a collaborative, supportive setting. It is designed to be a safe zone for providers to openly raise questions, ideas and concerns and share responses and solutions with each other.
We hope you will join us in creating this new collaborative resource for community behavioral health providers. If you’re interested in subscribing to BH Providers Connect, please visit the sign-up page here: https://www.thewashingtoncouncil.org/bhprovidersconnect/