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Resources by Topic: Behavioral health workforce

North Carolina Mental Health - Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA)
North Carolina map showing counties with a population or geographic Mental Health HPSA and counties with at least one facility HPSA.
Date: 01/2019
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
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North Carolina Counties Designated Health Professional Shortage Areas SFY 2019
County-level map showing Health Professional Shortage Areas for primary care, dental health, and/or mental health.
Date: 01/2019
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
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Tennessee Health Care Safety Net Update, FY 2018
Report on the health care safety net and behavioral health safety net services provided in Tennessee from July 2017 through June 2018. Discusses hospital closures in rural areas, barriers faced by rural people in accessing health services, and the role of community and faith-based organizations in providing safety net services. Features county-level maps showing shortage areas for primary care and various medical specialties as of 2016, statistics on uninsurance rates in Tennessee compared with the rest of the nation, and Federally Qualified Health Center medical encounters and funding in FY 2017 and FY 2018.
Date: 01/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Tennessee Department of Health
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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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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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Alabama Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas
County-level map of Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in Alabama.
Date: 08/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Alabama Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
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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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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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