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Resources by Topic: Behavioral health workforce

Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics Demonstration Program: Report to Congress, 2019
Provides an overview of the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) demonstration. Describes participating states' CCBHC activities including improved access to treatment and recovery support services, the range of services provided during the first year of the demonstration, how states have been reporting and utilizing required quality measures, and assess the costs to CCBHCs. This is the third of five annual reports to Congress on the CCBHC demonstration.
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Mathematica Policy Research, RAND Corporation
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Implementation Findings from the National Evaluation of the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Demonstration
Provides an overview of the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) demonstration through April 2019. Presents findings on implementation progress, successes, and challenges regarding CCBHC staffing, access to care, scope of required services, and care coordination. Includes rural references and case studies throughout.
Author(s): Allison Wishon Siegwarth, Rachel Miller, Jasmine Little, et al.
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Mathematica Policy Research
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SAMHSA: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Guidance and resources to help providers respond to COVID-19 while providing care and treatment of mental and substance use disorders. Includes guidance specific to opioid treatment programs.
Date: 09/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Policy Goals to Support the Healthcare Workforce in Healthy Aging Communities
Report describing a research project funded by the New Mexico Department of Health that examines behavioral healthcare workforce needs and the growing elderly population in rural Grant, Sierra, Socorro, Catron, and Valencia counties. Presents key points from discussions with project participants, including professionals in health promotion, hospital, community health centers, local government, and educational institutions. Offers policy goals related to regional services, economic planning, and expansion of Medicaid and Medicare reimbursable services.
Author(s): Susan Wilger, Anne Hayes Egan, Alexis Brandt, Micaela Imar de la Rosa
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Southwest Center for Health Innovation
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Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) Project Behavioral Health Care Coordination Summit: Summit Findings
Summarizes the findings from a two-day summit on the role of rural hospitals in addressing behavioral health as part of a community-wide initiative. Identifies barriers to behavioral health care coordination in rural areas. Describes four areas of opportunity to advance care coordination. Includes resources for each area of opportunity identified.
Author(s): Amy Harding
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Advocates for Human Potential, National Rural Health Resource Center
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Rural-Urban Mental Health Disparities in the United States During COVID-19
Explores rural and urban mental health access during the COVID-19 pandemic. Discusses the expanded use of telehealth, the lack of broadband access, and mental health provider shortages in rural areas.
Author(s): Nicole M. Summers-Gabr
Citation: Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 12(S1), S222-S224
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
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Arkansas Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA)
County-level map of Arkansas identifying the Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas within the state.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Office of Rural Health & Primary Care
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Health Professional Shortage Areas: Mental Health
Printable map that shows nonmetropolitan and micropolitan mental health HPSAs on one color scale and metropolitan mental health HPSAs on another. Data source: data.HRSA.gov
Date: 07/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Provision of Mental Health Services by Critical Access Hospital-Based Rural Health Clinics
Examines the extent to which Critical Access Hospital (CAH)-based Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) provide mental health services. Describes the characteristics and staffing patterns of CAH-based RHCs that offer these services. Explores challenges of providing mental health services at RHCs and strategies for integrating mental health and primary care services.
Author(s): John Gale, Zacharia Croll, Nathan First, Sara Kahn-Troster
Date: 06/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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State of Georgia Mental Health Professional Shortage Area (MHPSA)
County-level map showing Georgia Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas by geographic area and partial county.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Georgia State Office of Rural Health
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