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Resources by Topic: Behavioral health workforce

Kansas Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas, 2018
Map of Kansas identifying the counties designated as mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), and the counties designated as a population mental health HPSA.
Date: 09/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Office of Primary Care & Rural Health
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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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North Dakota Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas
County-level map of North Dakota showing the locations of designated mental health professional shortage areas (HPSAs) and designated mental health facilities.
Additional links: North Dakota Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas with Scores
Date: 07/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Closing Behavioral Health Workforce Gaps: A HRSA Program Expanding Direct Mental Health Service Access in Underserved Areas
Commentary describing HRSA's Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training program, an initiative to address behavioral health disparities through supply and distribution of providers to underserved areas. Includes statistics on employment status and location of 1,975 graduates of the program.
Author(s): Hayden O. Kepley, Robin A. Streeter
Citation: American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 54(6), Supplement 3, S190-S191
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
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It’s an Addiction Crisis: Across Minnesota, the “Opioid Crisis” Is so Much More than Just Opioids
Details the opioid crisis in the state of Minnesota. Includes statistics on overdose deaths and treatment admissions for alcohol, heroin, methamphetamine, and other opiates. Covers hospital addition costs and workforce issues posing a barrier to access in rural areas. Reviews three rural community models working to address substance abuse.
Author(s): Marnie Werner
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Policy and Development
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Mental Health-related Physician Office Visits by Adults Aged 18 and Over: United States, 2012–2014
Examines adult mental health-related physician office visits by specialty and patient characteristics. Includes information on visits to psychiatrists, primary care physicians, and other physicians in large metropolitan, medium to small metropolitan, and rural areas.
Additional links: Questions for the Lead Author, NCHStats blog
Author(s): Donald Cherry, Michael Albert, Linda F. McCaig
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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National Health Service Corps Site Reference Guide
Provides clarification for National Health Service Corps (NHSC) sites regarding eligibility requirements, qualification factors, compliance, roles and responsibilities, and other factors for becoming as NHSC approved site. This document is a supplemental resource to the information provided in the online NHSC Site Application.
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Behavioral Health Integration and Workforce Development
Issue brief examining the need for states to assess behavioral health integration (BHI) workforce needs, identify legal and policy barriers to practice, and effectively train and retain BHI practitioners, especially in underserved areas. Includes case studies of programs in Washington, Nebraska, and Michigan, and lists of resources.
Author(s): Rachel Block
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Milbank Memorial Fund
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Rural Mental Health Professionals' Perspectives on Workforce Issues
Poster detailing a study on mental health workforce shortages in rural Indiana. Bases results on questionnaire responses from practicing mental health professionals on workforce issues in their county.
Author(s): Megan Smith, Cathy Whaley, Jagdish Khubchandani
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
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