Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development OSHPD 

The WET program aims to reduce the shortage of mental health practitioners in the public mental health system through grants that support stipends, educational capacity, consumer and family member employment, peer personnel preparation, workforce retention, and pipeline programs as well as regional partnerships. For more information, please visit http://oshpd.ca.gov/hwdd/wet.html

Peer Personnel Training and Placement Request for Application (RFA)
OSHPD released the Peer Personnel Training and Placement RFA on July 21, 2017 with $2 million in available funding. This RFA will fund organizations to support, train, and place individuals who are currently or seeking to be employed and/or volunteer as peer personnel in the public mental health system.
To view the RFA please visit: https://oshpd.ca.gov/documents/HWDD/WET/2017/RFA-17-8139-Peer-Personnel-Training-Placement.pdf

Final date for application submission is September 19, 2017.


Director: Robert P David 

Robert P David

Deputy Director: Lupe Alonzo-Diaz, MPH  Phone: (916) 326-3700

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Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development California Workforce Investment Board  Health Workforce Development Council Career Pathway Sub-Committee Final Report September 2011

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Career Pathway Sub-Committee(Table 1. pages 9-10)

Kevin Barnett                    California Health Workforce Alliance
Steve Barrow                     Chair California State Rural Health Association
Cindy Beck                         California Department of Education
John Blossom                     California Area Health Education Center
Dena Bullard                      UC Office of the President Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development *California Workforce Investment Board
David A. Cherin                 CSU F and California Social Work Education Center
Diane Factor                      Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Priscilla Gonzalez-Leiva    California Institute for Nursing in Healthcare
Cindy Kanemoto                California Department of Consumer Affairs
Laura Long                         Kaiser Permanente, National Workforce Planning and Development
Cathy Martin                      California Hospital Association
Jose Millan                         California Community College Chancellor’s Office
Caryn Rizell                       California Primary Care Association
Anette Smith-Dohring       Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region
Sheila A. Thomas (Jenni Murphy) Office of the Chancellor, California State University
Linda Zorn                         California Community College Health Workforce Initiative

Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development * California Workforce Investment Board* Health Workforce Development Council  ( Pages 71-7;7 Page 73 visual representation of career path for Community Health Workers/Promotoras)

Community Health Worker/ Promotor Career Pathway -Jeff Oxendine

Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development California Workforce Investment Board Health Workforce Development Council Career Pathway Sub-Committee (Mental Health – Peer Support Specialists 39-44 (Total 55 pages) October 2013

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Peer Support Specialist Career Pathway – Jeff Oxendine  

Jeff Oxendine

Jeff Oxendine  
Leveraging Community Health Workers within California’s State Innovation Model: Background, Options and Considerations Prepared by Anna C. Davis, MPH; Prepared for the California Health and Human Services Agency; Funded by Blue Shield of California Foundation, ( July 2013; 20 page; 36 references)Taking Innovations to scale: Community Health Workers, Promotores, and the Triple Aim- A Statewide Assessment of the Roles and Contributions of California’s Community Health Workers  Prepared by the California Health Workforce Alliance; Senior Investigator Kevin Barnett, DrPH,MCP, Public Health Institute ( December 2013, 78 pages; 60 References )

Kevin Barnett

Kevin Barnett

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Contact: Pamela Ford-Keach

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Pamela Ford-Keach