Developing the Behavioral Health Workforce in Merced County, California

Developing the Behavioral Health Workforce in Merced County, California
Location California
Organization Mercy Medical Center Merced

Mercy Medical Center Merced, an organization of Dignity Health, will conduct an HIA to explore the connections between the county’s behavioral health workforce and health outcomes tied to poverty, employment, and substance use. A lack of adequate substance use disorder services, for example, may affect residents’ ability to maintain stable employment, health care, and other factors that determine quality of life.

Through screening, Mercy Medical Center Merced and partners will identify a decision to evaluate for the HIA, with a focus on how the county budget and/or the center’s investments could affect health outcomes.

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Decision makers at all levels are using the fast-growing field of HIA to take health into account when making decisions in a broad range of sectors, including agriculture, education, energy and budgeting, in all types of locations--rural, suburban, and urban, local, regional or statewide. Learn more about the information sources that were used to develop this page.

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  • Status In Progress
  • Decision-Level County
  • Sector Labor and Employment
  • Organization Type Nonprofit