West Virginia Behavioral Health Workforce and Health Equity Training Center

WV Behavioral Health WOrkforce and Health Equity Training Center

The Training Center (TTC) aims to support, develop, and expand the behavioral health workforce in West Virginia by increasing access to high-quality, evidence-based trainings at no cost to attendees.

TTC was developed to improve behavioral health outcomes for West Virginians by providing culturally appropriate trainings to behavioral health practitioners statewide, including those in geographically isolated areas. Using virtual training platforms to increase accessibility for remote practitioners, TTC’s primary mission is to reduce disparities in behavioral health outcomes by improving the quality of care for all and ensuring that practitioners are thoroughly trained in culturally sensitive, trauma-informed approaches that meet the needs of both the broad population as well as those who have been marginalized.

TTC functions as a collaboration between the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Behavioral Health (BBH) and Marshall University.  TTC is funded by BBH and funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).


Dr. Kari Mika-Lude
Project Director

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