Be a Part of Making a Difference in People’s Lives and in Communities Across America!
It is more imperative now than ever that we recruit and retain our professional addiction and mental health workforce. The current opioid crisis, the impending addiction crisis with marijuana, and the thousands of lives lost or suffering from alcohol and other substance use and mental health disorders is coinciding with a nationwide shortage of professionals trained to work in this specialty field. The addiction and mental health professional workforce must grow and strengthen to manage this increased demand for its vital services.
New England has been selected to participate in a Workforce for the Future Forum and you are invited to participate! NH has joined with ME, VT, MA, and RI for this event. Together we are holding a Forum to focus on the need to build the workforce, the benefits of having a strong workforce and the necessity of opportunities to ensure employment and a career ladder for advancement in these burgeoning professions. The goal of these activities is to increase the number of college and university students that choose to join these specialized disciplines. Due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, there are more employment opportunities for new professionals to find and maintain employment in disciplines that are on the rise and of increased demand in the overall health care world.
The Forum’s agenda will highlight not only information regarding the need for and benefits of having a strong workforce; it will feature speakers that have been successful in their education and advancement in the workforce. We will offer employer perspectives as well as allow vendors in the addiction and mental health treatment arena to discuss possible field and employment placements. There will be opportunities to network and learn. We will even have a drawing for prizes! Snacks and beverages will be served to add to the experience.
NH State Forum for New England Region:
Southern New Hampshire University, Robert Frost Hall, Walker Auditorium
2500 N River Rd, Hooksett, NH 03106
Directions and Campus Map:
Date & Time: September 14, 2016 4:30-7:30pm
Satellite Locations: TBD
How to Get Involved:
? Come and participate!
? Limited travel/mileage stipends are available!
Contact Cynthia Moreno Tuohy at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
? Be a vendor (treatment, peer recovery, financial aid, other) at the Main Campus and/or the satellite
locations. Exhibit tables will be available at the SNHU location.
? Host a satellite location
? Advertise and promote the event in your class, treatment center, recovery center, or other venue
? Watch the live stream or show the video of the event at your place of business.
? Higher Educators: encourage students to attend in person or integrate the video of the event into
your classes. We hope you will provide credit for participation, in person or online!
If you are interested in being an exhibitor, in livestreaming the event at a satellite location, or
integrating the video of the event into a class or training, please contact:
NH Bureau of Drug & Alcohol Services
Click HERE to register.
Click HERE to download flyers for disbursement.