About the Mississippi Behavioral Health Learning Network

Engage. Empower. Enhance.

Who We Are

The Mississippi Behavioral Health Learning Network (MSBHLN) was established by the Mississippi Public Health Institute (MSPHI) in July 2017 in a partnership with the Mississippi Department of Mental Health, Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Services (MSDMH BADS) to provide professional and workforce development to behavioral health providers in the state of Mississippi.

Mission

MSBHLN is dedicated to the progress of Mississippi’s behavioral health workforce by providing evidence-based, relevant and effective training and professional development opportunities.

Vision

Building the behavioral health workforce to move Mississippi’s behavioral health system forward.

Our Training Program

The trainings developed by the MSPHI are designed to help professionals gain a better understanding of substance abuse prevention and substance use disorder treatment, assist with acquisition of current strategies and to provide participants with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to effectively and efficiently perform the responsibilities of their jobs.

We are committed to ensuring that we continue to work toward a unified system of prevention and treatment for substance abuse in Mississippi.

What We Do

MSBHLN training offers an assortment of relevant and current training modules applicable to the behavioral health profession. In addition to our in-person training, MSBHLN offers an online training network through web-based training, webinars and self-paced learning modules. In addition, many of our training modules provide continuing education credits in multiple disciplines.

The educational purpose of the MSBHN is to offer professionals and practitioners the opportunity to enhance their knowledge, improve their skills, exchange information on best practices and learn strategies to incorporate the latest research and new trends in their practice.

Educational Objectives

  • To address the gap between knowledge and performance as it relates to developing and implementing policies that demonstrate a collaborative approach to improving the behavioral health of all people.
  • To define the roles of the behavioral health community in working together to promote mental health wellness, prevent substance abuse, provide substance use treatment, foster recovery, equity, and sustainability.
  • To increase knowledge of the behavioral health professionals to promote mental health wellness, prevent substance abuse, provide substance use treatment, foster recovery, equity, and sustainability.
  • To identify best practices in developing and implementing behavioral health services.
  • To improve the competencies of behavioral health providers through skill-building.