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Introducing Fourfront Contributor

EVERETT, Wash.–Today, four of the largest community behavioral health providers in Washington State announced a new partnership called Fourfront Contributor, an advocacy and leadership coalition that …

Seattle Times: Fund behavioral-health providers essential to our COVID-19 recovery

By Patrick Evans, Tom Sebastian and Jodi DalySpecial to The Times After more than a year, acknowledging the mental-health impacts of the pandemic is like …

Puget Sound Business Journal: Washington must invest in community behavioral health providers

By: Patrick Evans and Tom Sebastian After the pandemic’s impact on our economy and workforce, it’s clear that our state lawmakers will be navigating a …

The Spokesman-Review: What is good for community behavioral health is good for the health of our communities

By Jeff Thomas, Jodi Daly and Tom Sebastian If there were any remaining doubts that mental health is fundamental to health itself, the pandemic has …

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

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

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

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

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

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