The Pennsylvania Psychiatric Leadership Council was established with initial funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services for the purposes of establishing several Centers of Excellence in medical schools throughout the Commonwealth to train psychiatrists to work with people with psychiatric challenges who receive publicly funded services. The Council meets several times per year and addresses issues relevant to its mission and other topics which are of interest to the Public Mental Health System in Pennsylvania.

State Racial Justice Learning Collaborative Seeks Diverse Public Psychiatry Workforce

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Annapolis Coalition Presents Innovation Award to Pennsylvania Psychiatric Leadership Council

The Annapolis Coalition on the Behavioral Health Workforce recently presented an Innovation Award to the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Leadership Council (PPLC) and its parent company, the Philadelphia Mental Health Care Corporation (PMHCC). The PPLC was recognized for its innovative efforts to support community mental health in Pennsylvania by creating an infrastructure to increase the number of psychiatrists and to educate and support other behavioral health practitioners with a dedication to the public behavioral health system. The organization’s efforts have had a direct impact on the size and quality of the workforce. Read the award details in full.

PPLC Racial Justice Committee

In 2020 the PPLC formed a Racial Justice Committee with commitment to an ambitious goal: working with the Psychiatric Residency programs in Pennsylvania to increase recruitment and retention of Black Psychiatrists and to assure that training would enable all psychiatrists to effectively serve Black and other marginalized populations and their families. Click here to learn more…

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