Mental Health and Substance Use Health
LEADS: Mary Bartram & Kwame McKenzie
Work in this sector will focus on how best to support workforce planning and capacity development in the mental health and substance use health sectors. This work will support efforts to improve access to mental health and substance use health services, a shared priority across federal, provincial and territorial governments and transfer agreements. Better data collection and planning across both public and private sectors is needed to ensure that increased investment results in a true increase in access, and to best support innovative service delivery models.
There are no innovations at this time.
CIHR Catalyst Grant (2022-2023)
CIHR Operating Grant (2020-2021)
MHSUH Workforce Strategies: Environmental Scan 2023
This environmental scan, commissioned by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), reviewed and analyzed current Canadian and international MHSUH workforce strategies and frameworks. This scan lays the foundation for the third catalyst grant described blow.
CHWN Working Paper: Mental health and substance use health (MHSUH) workforce planning and development: Canadian and international context [forthcoming]
CIHR Catalyst Grant (2023-2024)
Our third study aims to develop policy options to inform a pan-Canadian MHSUH workforce strategy. This project is funded through the Policy Research for Health System Transformation grant.