In Washington, D.C., CHD Leaders Advocate for Better Access to Care and Workforce Resources

CHD’s Senior Vice President of Medical Services Dr. Jalil Johnson; Vice President of Community Engagement Ben Craft (both far left); and Christy O’Brien, Senior Program Director, Central Region, Outpatient Behavioral Health Services (third from right) represented CHD recently at the National Council for Mental Wellbeing’s 20th Hill Day in Washington, D.C.

They were part of a group who met with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (middle) on June 5.

Leaders from hundreds of organizations that provide mental health and substance use treatment and care were in our nation’s capital to urge lawmakers to take action on a number of crucial bills to improve access to care and support a workforce in desperate need of resources.

National Council President and CEO Chuck Ingoglia stressed “the need to prioritize increasing and supporting the workforce to keep up with demand for care and ensuring that everyone can access mental health and substance use treatment when and where they need it.”