In November 2021, 140 cross-sector stakeholders convened and used this Blueprint to prioritize immediate actions to improve access to behavioral health providers/services and enhance well-being and resiliency.
Twelve action teams involving cross-sector leaders and staff were formed. Seven of these teams were working towards access to care goals including increasing the availability of providers/services, fostering easier access to services, and increasing willingness and ability to seek services. Five additional teams were working towards well-being and resiliency goals including promoting positive nurturing experiences, reducing risk, and strengthening community.
Since then, the Action Teams have been working diligently to increase access to services and promote community resiliency. The Behavioral Health Initiative hosted a second summit in April 2022, which led to the development of three additional action teams. Follow the progress of the action teams by exploring their project pages below.