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Resources by Topic: Behavioral health workforce

Preventing Farmer Suicides through Helplines and Farm Visits
Discusses the financial and other challenges farmers face that impact their mental health. Highlights the efforts of the Minnesota Farm & Rural Helpline and NY FarmNet, which work to improve farmers' mental health and prevent suicides.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Partnering for Behavioral Health in Rural Northeast and North-Central Nebraska: Workforce Programs and Services
Highlights a behavioral health network in rural Nebraska that seeks to increase behavioral health awareness and access through workforce placement and partnerships with communities and other organizations. Includes an interview with the network director and offers advice for other networks based on lessons learned.
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Scratching the Surface of Psychiatric Services Distribution and Public Health: An Indiana Assessment
Discusses the shortage of psychiatric providers in rural Indiana using data from the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency. Compares 2015 workforce data to population demographics and county-by-county data on behavioral and public health, including rates of hypertension, smoking, and substance abuse. Tables compare population characteristics to provider licensing data to illustrate psychiatry workforce challenges in rural counties.
Author(s): Steven Moberly, Hannah Maxey, Lacy Foy, et al.
Citation: The Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research, 46(2), 267-282
Date: 04/2019
Type: Document
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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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Data Report: 2018 Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensure Survey
Provides workforce demographics and practice characteristics as well as supply and distribution information, from 13,031 behavioral therapists and counselors licensed in Indiana. Features statistics on professionals in various specialties, including breakdowns by number of providers delivering telemedicine services.
Author(s): Analise Dickinson, Sierra Vaughn, Hannah Maxey
Date: 03/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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Utah's Mental Health Health Professional Shortage Areas
County-level map showing geographic, population, and high needs geographic Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas in Utah.
Date: 03/2019
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Utah Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
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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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Vermont All Psychiatrists and Core Mental Health Providers by Mental Health Catchment Area: Population per FT
County level map of all psychiatrists and core mental health providers including psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and psychiatric advanced practice registered nurses by service area for the state of Vermont.
Date: 01/2019
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Vermont Department of Health
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Vermont All Core Mental Health Providers by Mental Health Catchment Area: Population per FT
County level map of all core mental health providers including psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and psychiatric advanced practice registered nurses by service area for the state of Vermont.
Date: 01/2019
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Vermont Department of Health
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