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News by Topic: Behavioral health workforce

How Hospitals Are Prioritizing Behavioral Health and Affordable Medication in Rural Communities
Nov 15, 2018 - Highlights two rural hospitals and the work they're doing. One integrated behavioral and physical health services in rural Montana. The other improves access to prescription medications through collaboration in rural Virginia.
Source: American Hospital Association
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U.S. Department of Labor Provides National Health Emergency Dislocated Worker Grant to Deliver Employment Services to Combat Opioid Addiction in Rural California
Nov 13, 2018 - The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) awarded a National Health Emergency Dislocated Worker Grant (NHE DWG) to the California Department of Employment Development. This grant will provide employment services to those seeking careers in healthcare professions related to addiction, treatment, prevention, and pain management in rural counties in the state that have been most affected by the health and economic effects of opioid use, addiction, and overdose.
Source: U.S. Department of Labor
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IHS Announces a New Policy to Expand Access to Medication Assisted Treatment in Remote Locations
Nov 1, 2018 - Blog post from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on the Indian Health Service's (IHS) new Internet Eligible Controlled Substance Provider Designation policy. This policy allows IHS, tribal, and urban Indian organization healthcare providers the opportunity to provide medication assisted treatment through telemedicine in an effort to improve access to treatment for opioid use disorder for American Indian and Alaska Native people in rural and remote areas.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Blog
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