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Expansion of Behavioral Health Workforce Pathway

BPHC is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) in order to expand, develop and implement new and existing efforts to recruit a diverse behavioral health workforce that meets the needs of all Boston residents and creates a sustainable pathway of workers in the City. A sustainable pathway is strengthened by an increase of available, accessible, cultural, and linguistically diverse behavioral health providers.

UPDATE: Expansion of Behavioral Health Workforce Pathway request for proposal deadline has been extended to March 13, 2023. 

Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) is seeking vendor(s) with extensive knowledge and experience working with Boston’s diverse communities with an ability to prioritize neighborhoods in Boston experiencing a behavioral health workforce shortage, and where disparities in mental health outcomes among Black, Latinx, and immigrant and otherwise historically marginalized residents have been indicated in available data. This pathway program will focus on recruiting individuals from these communities to ensure cultural, racial, ethnic, linguistic, and other key aspects of diversity in the behavioral health workforce in Boston.

Download the RFP

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The vendor will be required to engage community partners and community-based organizations to collect demographic data, collaborate with BPHC and City of Boston representatives, potential collaboration with advisory groups and community groups, and respond to needs expressed from BPHC, City of Boston and behavioral health workforce community members.


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