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A National Study of the Practice Characteristics of Women in Dentistry and Potential Impacts on Access to Care for Underserved Communities

Date: 20190715Authors: Margaret Langelier, Simona Surdu, Nubia Goodwin, Yuhao LiuResearch Center: Oral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Dentistry, Oral Health, Diversity

This report evaluates the differences by gender of dental professionals’ practice characteristics including employment status, working hours, and practice location.

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Expanding Access to Care with Scope of Practice

Date: 20190320Authors: Jean Moore, Nubia GoodwinResearch Center: Oral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Oral Health, Scope of Practice

The Oral Health Workforce Research Center developed an infographic that visually depicts state-level variation in Dental Hygienists scope of practice to help better inform policy makers and other oral health stakeholders.

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Consumer Survey of Barriers to and Facilitators of Access to Oral Health Services

Date: 20190301Authors: Margaret Langelier, Simona Surdu, Qiushuang Li, Sohini Dhar, Mia StufflebeamResearch Center: Oral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Oral Health

This report evaluates factors identifies by consumers as impacting their access to oral health services and explores differences in utilization of oral health services by demographically distinct population groups.

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Case Studies of 6 Safety Net Organizations That Integrate Oral and Mental/Behavioral Health With Primary Care Services

Date: 20190201Authors: Margaret Langelier, Simona Surdu, Nubia GoodwinResearch Center: Oral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Oral Health, Federally Qualified Health Centers, Integration

The objective of these case studies is to describe benchmark strategies used by safety net provider organizations to integrate health services delivery for patients including screening for and identifying medical, dental, and mental health conditions during health care encounters and directing referrals to appropriate clinical providers.

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Estimating the Distribution of the US Psychiatrist Subspecialist Workforce

Date: 20181201Authors: Angela Beck, Jessica Buche, Cory Page, Danielle Rittman, Maria GaiserResearch Center: Behavioral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Behavioral Health

This study sought to map the precise amount of psychiatrists, child and adolescent psychiatrists (CAPs), geriatric psychiatrists (GPs), and addiction psychiatrists (APs) per county, and to test whether the proportion of these providers varied significantly between urban and rural areas.

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Behavioral Health Services in School-Based Settings

Date: 20181201Authors: Jessica Buche, Megan Dormond, Dana FoneyResearch Center: Behavioral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Behavioral Health

The research team conducted the study to determine common characteristics of schools and populations utilizing behavioral health services, funding sources for behavioral health in schools, types of behavioral health services offered and common characteristics of the workforce, and barriers to service delivery.

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Steps Toward Implementing a National Behavioral Health Workforce Minimum Data Set

Date: 20181201Authors: Angela Beck, Jessica Buche, Cory PageResearch Center: Behavioral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Behavioral Health

The purpose of this qualitative study is to determine the barriers and opportunities for implementing the behavioral health workforce Minimum Data Set (MDS) nationwide.

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Where is Behavioral Health Integration Occurring? Mapping National Co-location Trends Using National Provider Identifier Data

Date: 20181101Authors: Brianna Lombardi, Lisa de Saxe Zerden, Erica Richman, Randy RandolphResearch Center: Behavioral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Behavioral Health, Integration, Primary Care

This report examines the rate of co-location between primary care physicians (PCPs) and social workers/psychologists to (1) identify the percent of PCPs co-located with social workers/psychologists in the US; (2) assess if co-location rates vary by state, region, rurality, or practice size; and (3) determine if co-location rates vary by PCP specialty.

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Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Provision of Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder: A Survey of Knowledge, Engagement, and Perception

Date: 20181001Authors: Angela Beck, Jessica Buche, Cory Page, Rebecca Haffajee, Barbara Andraka-Christou, Dana FoneyResearch Center: Behavioral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Behavioral Health

This study seeks to understand how the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) has affected nurse practitioners and physician assistants, their perspectives on providing medication-assisted treatment (MAT), and their barriers to providing MAT.

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Characteristics of the Rural Behavioral Health Workforce: A Survey of Medicaid/Medicare Reimbursed Providers

Date: 20181001Authors: Angela Beck, Jessica Buche, Cory PageResearch Center: Behavioral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Behavioral Health, Medicaid

This study seeks to understand the characteristics of the behavioral health workforce in rural areas, the services offered by rural provider organizations, and the barriers these organizations face to providing services.

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