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Resources by Topic: Behavioral health workforce

Iowa: Federal Mental Health Care Shortage Designations
Shows designated counties and facilities as Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in Iowa.
Date: 04/2019
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Iowa Department of Public Health
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North Dakota Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas
County-level map of North Dakota showing the locations of designated Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). Shows the designated mental health facilities, correctional facilities, Indian Health Service (IHS) facilities, and State Mental Health Hospital.
Date: 04/2019
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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North Dakota Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas and Scores
County-level map of North Dakota showing the locations of designated Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) and HPSA scores. Shows the designated mental health facilities, correctional facilities, Indian Health Service (IHS) facilities, and State Mental Health Hospital and related HPSA scores.
Date: 04/2019
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Arkansas Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA)
Provides a map identifying the Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas in Arkansas.
Date: 02/2019
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Office of Rural Health & Primary Care
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TIP 61: Behavioral Health Services for American Indians and Alaska Natives
Presents guidelines from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for behavioral health providers serving American Indians and Alaska Natives. Features a discussion of the behavioral health disparities facing tribal communities and provides guidance for the development and implementation of culturally competent treatment practices. Includes an executive summary and literature review.
Date: 02/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Peer Support Specialists Care for and Connect Rural Behavioral Health Clients
Discusses peer support specialists, trained laypeople in recovery with a mental health condition or substance use disorder, and describes the roles they play as mentors and coordinators for clients with similar behavioral health issues. Features peer support specialist programs in rural Arizona, Michigan, and North Dakota.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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California’s Behavioral Health Services Workforce is Inadequate for Older Adults
Describes gaps in California's behavioral health workforce that serves older adults and offers recommendations for addressing them. Highlights the impact of the Workforce Education and Training (WET) funding on the state's public mental health system. Discusses the behavioral health needs of older adults, the number and distribution of the state's behavioral health workforce, and workforce challenges, particularly for rural areas.
Author(s): Janet C. Frank, Kathryn G. Kietzman, Alina Palimaru
Date: 01/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
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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: 01/2019
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Georgia Mental Health Professional Shortage Area (MHPSA)
Map showing Georgia counties identified as Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas.
Date: 12/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Georgia State Office of Rural Health
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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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