The Behavioral Health Workforce in Rural America: Developing a National Recruitment Strategy
Describes successful strategies to recruit and retain behavioral health workers in rural areas, based on phone interviews with state-level experts in rural health and behavioral health. Explores financial incentives, education and training programs, telehealth, licensure or scope of practice changes, innovative state approaches, and policy considerations.
Nancy Baum, Jaque King
Center for Health and Research Transformation
Behavioral health workforce · Graduate medical education · Health workforce pipeline · Licensure and certification of health professionals · Loans, loan repayment, and loan forgiveness for health careers · Policy · Recruitment and retention of health professionals · Scholarships for health careers · Scope of practice