The BHWC will increase access to effective behavioral health services through coordinated initiatives to recruit, educate, and retain professionals in behavioral health.

See what training opportunities are available through the BHWC.  

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Behavioral Health Workforce Dashboard

Behavioral Health Workforce Dashboard

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View the dashboard to see workforce data for each county in Illinois.

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Center Goals

The primary goals of the statewide Behavioral Health Workforce Center are to strengthen the behavioral healthcare system in Illinois through initiatives targeting the following:

1. Policy recommendations that address structural and policy barriers to recruitment, training, and retention.
2. Data collection on behavioral health workforce needs.
3. Diversity and equity initiatives to increase the number and diversity of behavioral health workers across the state.
Capacity building for primary care physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, and nurses to meet behavioral health and substance abuse use needs.