Just released – National Directory of Latina/o Behavioral Health Training Programs
February 03, 2012
The Alliance for Latino Behavioral Health Workforce Development has just released the “first-ever national Directory of Latina/o Behavioral Health Training Programs.” This Directory was created by the Alliance Education Committee and supports one of the recommendations contained in the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health’s (OMH) seminal report titled Movilizandonos por Nuestro Futuro: Strategic Development of a Mental Health Workforce for Latinos, Consensus Statements and Recommendations. It is their goal to help build a strong and diverse behavioral health workforce that can respond to the multiple needs of our communities and this directory serves as a central repository for a range of academic programs that offer diverse graduate level behavioral health training opportunities with a Latino focus.
The Alliance hopes that this Directory will assist individuals interested in pursuing a career in behavioral health with a focus on Latino mental health by listing organizations that provide a special focus on training a diverse, and culturally and linguistically competent behavioral health workforce for improved access, treatments and outcomes for Latinos.