LISTEN: New ‘Out West’ podcast explores the region’s behavioral health care challenges and the strategies western states have deployed to overcome them

The new episode of WGA’s ‘Out West’ podcast, On the Mind: Youth Behavioral Health Care Access, delves into the region’s behavioral health care challenges that have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic – including obstacles to accessing care and significant workforce shortages – and the strategies that western states have applied to overcome these issues. 

Listen in as WGA Policy Advisor Lauren Cloward speaks with Mary Beth Brown, Behavioral Health Strategist at the Washington State Department of Health, and Megan Selheim, Youth and Young Adult Program Manager at the Wyoming Department of Health about the efforts of western states to integrate behavioral health into primary care practices and improve youth behavioral health care access in resource-constrained areas.   

To listen, click the embedded player below, or visit PodbeanSpotify and Apple Podcasts

Get the latest news of the West and the Western Governors' Association by following the WGA on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.

sign up for our newsletters