|Workforce Issues in Behavioral HealthA common theme during the COVID-19 pandemic right up to the present day has been staffing shortages. We might first think of hospitality, food service, and retail positions being unfilled right now, but most industries are having the same challenges. Behavioral healthcare has not escaped this situation.|
In fact, it is estimated that the U.S. will need to hire 2.3 million new health care workers by 2025. An aging population, a rise in chronic diseases and increased behavioral health conditions contribute to the need to strategically plan for a workforce that can meet the demands of today and tomorrow.