VA Mental Health Hiring Concerns Community Health Program Supporters.

The Washington Post (4/7, Gugliotta) reports that community health organizations are concerned that a VA hiring blitz of 1,600 mental healthcare professionals by July 1 may end up simply moving those people from jobs where they serve broader populations than veterans. The concern centers on a “pool of qualified candidates” in the US that “is too small.” The Post includes perspectives on how the VA can partner with local communities to deliver care to veterans while serving a larger group as well. The VA said last month that it had 1,089 of the 1,600 professionals already hired.

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— “VA hiring blitz concerns community health program backers, “Guy Gugliotta, The Washington Post, April 7, 2013.

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