Goal:

INCREASE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROVIDERS IN THE TEXAS PANHANDLE BY INCREASING WORKFORCE RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION CAPACITY

Work Group Activities

Click here to take the Behavioral Health Employee Retention Survey

PBHA is gathering feedback and data to address behavioral health professional and clinician shortages in our region. This anonymous survey is for employees who are in behavioral health professions, including mental health and addiction. The purpose of the survey is to identify what factors influence your retention with a behavioral health employer.


Behavioral Health Careers Presentation

Click here to see the flyer for the October 9th presentations from 1:30 – 3:30 pm via Zoom. Topics are addiction and forensic mental health, and virtual employer booths to follow immediately after. Registration required for attendees and employer booth.

If you are interested in either attending a presentation or presenting your organization, please contact Shree Veeramachaneni

Past speakers: Texas Panhandle Centers; The Pavilion


Take Root in Amarillo

Click here if you want to highlight a job in the live job board. Take Root in Amarillo is a community website and employer resource that gives businesses, job seekers, students, and individuals looking to learn more about city life in Amarillo.


List of Local Behavioral Health-Related Careers

Local Employers Page


Behavioral Health Provider Pipeline Graphic

BH Pipeline Graphic

In 2019, PBHA stakeholders identified key professions and the needed education levels that the Texas Panhandle is lacking that would help alleviate access to care issues for our communities.


Strategies to Address Behavioral Health Provider Shortages

Welcome SlidesSpeaker BiosProvider Info About Services

Morning Session:
Integrating Behavioral Health into the Primary Care Setting (presentation slides)

Afternoon Session:
Tools & Incentive Programs for Recruitment & Retention of Behavioral Health Providers (presentation slides & handouts)
Dispelling Myths of Working In the Mental Health Field and Tips to Increase Recruitment & Retention

Unfortunately, the event recording is not available due to technical difficulties.


Recruitment and Retention Toolkit

The toolkit includes nine chapters to sharpen skills in identification, selection and retention of staff to build a better workforce.


The Professional’s Mental Wellbeing Toolkit