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California's Behavioral Health Services Workforce is Inadequate for Older Adults

Description
Describes gaps in California's behavioral health workforce that serves older adults and offers recommendations for addressing them. Highlights the impact of the Workforce Education and Training (WET) funding on the state's public mental health system. Discusses the behavioral health needs of older adults, the number and distribution of the state's behavioral health workforce, and workforce challenges, particularly for rural areas.
Author(s)
Janet C. Frank, Kathryn G. Kietzman, Alina Palimaru
Date
01/2019
Type
Document
Organization
UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
Tagged as
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Elderly population · Policy · California