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Behavioral Health: Available Workforce Information and Federal Actions to Help Recruit and Retain Providers

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Examines the available information on the behavioral health workforce, including federal data on the number of providers nationwide and the projection of the supply and demand for behavioral health providers in 2030. Identifies key barriers to recruiting and retaining behavioral health providers, as well as actions federal agencies have taken to support recruiting and retaining these providers. Outlines federal loan repayment, scholarship, and training programs designed to address workforce challenges in rural and other underserved areas.
Government Accountability Office
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Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Health workforce supply and demand · Policy · Recruitment and retention of health professionals

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