SUD Provider Workforce Training

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is expanding California’s behavioral health workforce, as well as all other behavioral health professions, to improve consumer access to and productive participation in behavioral health services throughout the state. As part of this enhancement, DHCS contracted with Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. (AHP) to implement the Behavioral Health Workforce Development (BHWD) project.

Request for Applications: Mentored Internship Program (MIP)

DHCS looked for nonprofit 501(c)(3) behavioral health provider organizations, tribal organizations, and county-operated providers who offer behavioral health services and care deeply about mentoring the next generation of behavioral health professionals. Funding was available for such organizations to develop and implement an in-house MIP to assist in the treatment and recovery of patients with Substance Use Disorder, Mental Health, or co-occurring disorders. Priority was given to those organizations proposing to expand the workforce with staff that are trained to specifically work with individuals who have or are at risk of developing opioid use disorder. Applications were due Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. PST.

This project receives funding from Opioid Settlement Funds (OSF) through California’s Opioid Settlements.


For more information about the Behavioral Health Workforce Development project, visit the BHWD Website.

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