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This article describes an effort to promote improvement in the quality and relevance of behavioral health workforce education by identifying and disseminating information on innovative training efforts. A national call for nominations was issued, seeking innovations in the education of behavioral health providers, consumers, and family members. A review committee evaluated each nomination on four dimensions: novelty, significance, transferability, and effectiveness. Nineteen innovations were selected for recognition, all of which are briefly described.

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O'Connell, M.J., Morris, J.A. & Hoge, M.A. Innovation in Behavioral Health Workforce Education. Adm Policy Ment Health 32, 131–165 (2004).

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