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Resources by Topic: Behavioral health workforce

Fifth Biennial Report 2019: Health Issues for the State of North Dakota
Provides a comprehensive review of the healthcare workforce in urban and rural North Dakota using demographic and census data, and includes the results from workforce surveys across the state. Discusses the shortages and development of physician and non-physician providers including oral and mental health. Addresses health status and healthcare quality in the state, and makes recommendations for future healthcare planning.
Additional links: Executive Summary, Slide Deck
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences
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Rural Suicide: One California County's Fight to Save Lives
Series of articles exploring the causes for high rates of suicide in rural areas of Northern California, including Amador, Calaveras, and Mariposa counties. Topics include shortages of mental health professionals and the higher risk of suicide among veterans and Native Americans.
Author(s): Sammy Caiola
Date: 2018
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Capital Public Radio
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Examining Substance Use Disorder Treatment Demand and Provider Capacity in a Changing Health Care System: Final Report
Assesses demand and capacity for substance use disorder treatment, with comparisons between years 2013 and 2016. Features statistics including numbers of clients, staff hours, percentage of facilities offering pharmacotherapies and accepting various insurance types, and distribution of specialty treatments, with breakdowns by urban and rural locations.
Additional links: In Focus Brief, May 2018
Author(s): Ellen Bouchery
Date: 12/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Washington State Behavioral Health Workforce Assessment
Details the results of a study analyzing the occupations, roles, size, distribution, career pathways, demand, policy, and practice issues for the behavioral health workforce in the state of Washington. Includes recommendations to address workforce-related barriers and improve access to behavioral healthcare, and provides rural specific information.
Author(s): Nova E. Gattman, Rachelle L. McCarty, Agnes Balassa, Susan M. Skillman
Date: 12/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: UW Center for Health Workforce Studies, Washington State Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board
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Idaho Mental Health Professional Shortage Area Service Areas
Identifies the Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in the state of Idaho by county. Includes both the geographic and population group HPSA designations.
Date: 12/2017
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Idaho Bureau of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Rural Health Research Recap: Rural Behavioral Health
Summarizes key findings from the Rural Health Research Centers' most recent rural behavioral health projects. Discusses mental illness prevalence in rural areas, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) among rural children, access to behavioral health services in rural communities, and rural behavioral health interventions. Provides links to each of the referenced source documents.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Research Gateway
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Supply, Distribution, and Demographic Characteristics of Psychologists in Nebraska 2010-2016
Discusses trends in the characteristics of actively practicing psychologists in Nebraska, including supply, location, and demographics, between 2010 and 2016. Presents regional and county-by-county statistics on the distribution of psychologists in Nebraska over time.
Author(s): Shinobu Watanabe-Galloway, Zaeema Naveed, Caleb Adejoh, Marlene Deras, Ellana Haakenstad
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska
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Supply, Distribution, and Demographic Characteristics of Psychiatrists in Nebraska 2010-2016
Describes the characteristics of psychiatrists actively practicing in Nebraska between 2010 and 2016, including the supply of psychiatrists per capita in urban and rural parts of the state. Contains regional and county-by-county data on the geographic distribution of psychiatrists in Nebraska.
Author(s): Shinobu Watanabe-Galloway, Zaeema Naveed, Caleb Adejoh, Marlene Deras, Ellana Haakenstad
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska
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Supply, Distribution, and Demographic Characteristics of Physician Assistants (PAs) Practicing Psychiatry in Nebraska 2010-2016
Details the location and demographics of physician assistants (PAs) practicing psychiatry as their primary or secondary specialty in Nebraska between 2010 and 2016. Examines the supply of PAs across Nebraska, including differences in urban versus rural areas of the state. Provides regional and county-by-county data on the location of physician assistants practicing psychiatry.
Author(s): Shinobu Watanabe-Galloway, Zaeema Naveed, Caleb Adejoh, Marlene Deras, Ellana Haakenstad
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska
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Supply, Distribution, and Demographic Characteristics of Licensed Mental Health Practitioners (LMHPs) in Nebraska 2010-2016
Discusses the geographic and demographic characteristics of licensed mental health practitioners (LMHPs) practicing in Nebraska between 2010 and 2016. Describes the supply of LMHPs per capita in rural versus urban Nebraska. Presents data on the regional and county-level distribution of LMHPs in the state.
Author(s): Shinobu Watanabe-Galloway, Zaeema Naveed, Caleb Adejoh, Marlene Deras, Ellana Haakenstad
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska
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