NNED Virtual Roundtable – Workplace Environment Matters: Strategies to Support & Retain Behavioral Health Staff Providing Services to Diverse Ethnic and Racial Populations

When behavioral health organizations create environments that are diverse, inclusive, and equitable, staff are more likely to feel valued, experience a sense of belonging, and want to stay. Creating this kind of work environment often involves examining and breaking down structures, policies, and practices to address barriers and challenges that individuals experience. How can organizations welcome these changes and work through them?

This NNED virtual roundtable shared the innovative strategies that community-based organizations are implementing to create inclusive and equitable workplace environments. Panelists highlighted the relationship between workplace environments and workforce staff retention. The discussion included strategies for increasing workforce diversity through pipeline opportunities and by supporting the growth and engagement of peer specialists. This virtual roundtable was held on April 24, 2019 at 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EDT.

View the slides from the virtual roundtable! (pdf)

View the recording of this NNED virtual roundtable!

Learn more about our panelists!

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Date: 2019

Panelist Contact Information:

Belisa Urbina, Executive Director, Ser Familia

Jorge Wong, Ph.D, President and CEO, RAMS