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Pennsylvania Mental Health Care Workforce Shortage: Challenges and Solutions: A Staff Study

Provides a discussion of mental healthcare workforce occupations and examines the factors that led to shortages in these fields. Describes how telemedicine can be used to extend the mental healthcare workforce in rural Pennsylvania and determines how state government entities can encourage more people to enter and remain in the mental healthcare workforce. Makes recommendations including increasing the number of psychiatric residencies in rural areas and designating more Rural Health Clinics. Includes a county-level map of Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas.
Grant Rosul, Stephen J. Kramer, Wendy L. Baker
Joint State Government Commission, General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
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Access · Behavioral health workforce · Graduate medical education · Health workforce shortage designations · Health workforce supply and demand · Integrated service delivery · Mental health · Recruitment and retention of health professionals · Rural Health Clinics · Statistics and data · Telehealth · Pennsylvania