Advocacy During the Interim Alert: Behavioral and Mental Health Workforce Development 

League members and supporters,

We have an opportunity to advance our position on mental and behavioral health workforce development coming up next week.  The Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents is meeting on December 5th and 6th at UNLV.  

Dr. Sara Hunt, Assistant Dean of Behavioral Health Sciences and Director of the UNLV Mental Health and Behavioral Health Training Coalition, who is a member of our League’s Behavioral and Mental Health Committee, is presenting on behavioral and mental health workforce development during the Regents Health Sciences Committee portion of the meeting.  See the details below.

You can view Sara’s presentation here:

You can view Sara’s proposal for creating a workforce development program in Nevada here:

You can view Nebraska’s Behavioral Health Education Program, which Sara references as a model for Nevada, here:

The Regents Health Sciences Committee offers public comment at the end of the meeting, so we need as many League Advocacy During the Interim engagers as possible to attend the committee meeting and to speak briefly in support of Dr. Hunt’s workforce development proposal.  If you cannot attend and would like to instead send a message to the Regents who serve on the Health Sciences Committee, please see the email addresses below.

The Health Sciences Committee meeting is on Thursday, December 5th, at 11 a.m.

Here are the full meeting documents and you can also live-stream the meeting from this page:

The Regents will be meeting in the UNLV Student, which is accessible on the Maryland Parkway side of the campus:

Health Sciences System Committee

Thursday, December 5, 2019 – 11 a.m.

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Student Union, Ballroom A 

4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas

 Click to view the meeting agenda

If you would like to send messages supporting our behavioral and mental health workforce development initiative, you can communicate through email directly with the Regents who serve on the Health Sciences Committee:

Committee Chair, Regent Kevin Page:

Regent Amy Carvalho:

Regent Cathy McAdoo:

Regent Sam Lieberman:

Regent John T. Moran:

Regent Rick Trachok:

You can read more about our Advocacy During the Interim program here:

You can read more about our Behavioral and Mental Health Advocacy plan here:

And you can become a League of Women Voters of Southern Nevada member and supporter here: