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Distance Learning: State of the Behavioral Health Workforce

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Presenter:
Frank E. Shelp, M.D., M.P.H.
Commissioner of Georgia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities

Sponsor: Foothills AHEC

Session Description:
This program will provide an overview of the challenges and strategies needed to increase the Behavioral Health Workforce in the State of Georgia.

Session Objectives:

  1. Increase participants understanding of the state of the Behavioral Health Workforce in the State of Georgia.
  2. Develop a better understanding of the challenges facing the Behavioral Health Workforce in the State of Georgia.
  3. Discuss strategies needed to increase the Behavioral Health Workforce staff in the State of Georgia.

Technology Requirements:
Participants registering for programs should have access to the following technology for best viewing and participation:

  • Personal computer with Macintosh or Windows with 512 MB of RAM
  • Broadband internet connection such as an office LAN, DSL, or cable modem
  • Phone next to personal computer (or speaker phone if multiple people are viewing)
  • Computer speakers (built-in or attached)
  • Latest version of Adobe Flash which can be downloaded for free at http://www.adobe.com/