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Resources by Topic: Behavioral health workforce

Public Health and Other Related Provisions in P.L 115-271, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act
Summarizes Title VII and VIII provisions in the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act (SUPPORT Act). Addresses provisions affecting access to opioid abuse treatment and providers, data collection, child welfare, the Department of Justice, substance abuse prevention, and more. Sections highlighting rural authorize grants for first responder training, data collection on adverse childhood experiences, recovery support services, and reauthorization of the the State and Tribal Response to the Opioid Abuse Crisis grant program with technical assistance for rural and underserved communities.
Date: 12/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Congressional Research Service
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Rural Counties Face Psychiatrist Shortage
Analyzes data from the Wisconsin Medical Society to describe the psychiatrist workforce shortage and treatment gaps in Wisconsin. Offers policy recommendations to support the rural psychiatrist workforce.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Wisconsin Policy Forum
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Wisconsin Number of Providers Needed to Remove Shortage Designation: Mental Health
Shows the number of providers needed to remove the Mental Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) designation for each county in the state of Wisconsin.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Wisconsin Office of Rural Health
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Kansas Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas, 2018
Shows a map of Kansas identifying the counties designated as mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), and the counties designated as a population mental HPSA.
Date: 09/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Office of Primary Care & Rural Health
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Virginia’s Licensed Clinical Psychologist Workforce: 2018
Presents an overview of the licensed clinical psychologist (LCP) workforce for 2018. Highlights the percentage of LCP workforce from a rural area and the percent currently working in a rural area, among other measures.
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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Virginia's Licensed Clinical Social Worker Workforce: 2018
An overview of the licensed clinical social workers (LCSW) workforce in Virginia based on data from the 2018 Licensed Clinical Social Worker Workforce Survey. Features statistics including the number of LCSWs in rural Virginia and how many grew up in rural areas.
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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Data Report: 2017 Indiana Physician Licensure Survey
Details demographic and practice characteristics for the physician and psychiatric workforce, with the goal of improving the quality and accessibility of healthcare through policymaking, workforce development, and resource allocation. Features statistics including primary care and psychiatry practice distributions with breakdowns by urban and rural location.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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Virginia’s Licensed Professional Counselor Workforce: 2018
An overview of the licensed professional counselor (LPC) workforce in Virginia based on data from the 2018 Licensed Professional Counselor Survey. Features statistics including the number of LPCs in rural Virginia and how many grew up in rural areas.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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Substance Use Disorder Treatment Policy Recommendations for the State of Wisconsin Final Report - July 2018
Reports on a statewide assessment to inform the Wisconsin Governor's Task Force on Opioid Abuse regarding comprehensive, evidence-based, and sustainable treatment options for substance use disorder (SUD). Includes 18 policy recommendations. Identifies multiple barriers to accessing SUD treatment in rural and remote areas of Wisconsin.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Pew Charitable Trusts
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Telepsychiatry Program: Children’s Hospital and Medical Center
Describes the development, impact, lessons learned, and future goals of a telepsychiatry program designed to provide behavioral healthcare services to children in rural Nebraska.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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