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Recruitment and Retention Issues for Counselors in Rural Pennsylvania Substance Use Disorder Treatment Programs

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Results of a study of Pennsylvania substance use disorder (SUD) counselors and directors of treatment programs and clinics, to assess the characteristics of treatment counselors in rural Pennsylvania counties and how those characteristics relate to recruitment and retention issues. Also examines how well higher education institutions in rural counties prepare those entering the profession, and analyzes the effectiveness of state-level incentives, like the student loan repayment program, to attract potential SUD counselors. Features statistics on counselors' characteristics and duties, and client characteristics.
Jennifer Murphy
Center for Rural Pennsylvania
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Behavioral health workforce · Health workforce education and training · Loans, loan repayment, and loan forgiveness for health careers · Policy · Recruitment and retention of health professionals · Statistics and data · Substance use and misuse · Pennsylvania

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