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Spokane Journal of Business: Investment in behavioral health is long overdue in Washington state

April 13, 2023 It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic and its ripple effects caused an unprecedented workforce shortage. For community behavioral health, this shortage …

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What They’re Watching: Tom Sebastian, Compass Health

April 6, 2023 For Tom Sebastian, President and CEO of Compass Health, the number one issue facing Washington healthcare is the behavioral health workforce shortage. …

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The Spokesman-Review: To pivot from community behavioral health crisis, state leaders must act

April 6, 2023 By Jeff Thomas, Jodi Daly and Tom Sebastian Over the past three years, we’ve all faced COVID-related challenges that have caused serious …

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The Everett Herald: Community mental health services are in acute need

April 4, 2023 By Tom Sebastian, Jeff Thomas and Jodi Daly Community behavioral health is key to the health and wellbeing in Washington state. In …

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The Yakima Herald: Our communities urgently need short-term and long-term funding for essential behavioral health

March 29, 2023 By Jodi Daly, Jeff Thomas and Tom Sebastian. In the past few years, Washington state has faced severe and far-reaching repercussions to …

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Key Takeaways from the 2023 Washington State of Reform Conference  

March 8, 2023 Every year, State of Reform helps kick off Washington’s legislative session with its Washington Health Policy Conference – an opportunity for leaders …

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Seattle Times: 4 ways we can boost Washington’s mental health workforce, from people in the industry

February 22, 2022 In February 2022, Seattle Times reporter Michelle Baruchman connected with leaders across WA to learn more about workforce issues. As leaders on …

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Workforce shortages reach crisis levels: Fourfront speaks on need for CCBHCs at State of Reform Conference

February 9, 2022 The workforce shortage has persisted throughout the pandemic, and as a result, clients are facing greater obstacles to care. The crisis is …

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Funding, workforce and care shortages: The crisis in Washington’s community behavioral health system

September 9, 2021 The way community behavioral health is funded in Washington state has brought our system to a breaking point. Despite recent state investments, …

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