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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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Determinants of Oral Health Assessment and Screening in Physician Assistant Clinical Practice

Date: 20161201Authors: Margaret Langelier, Simona Surdu, Jean Moore, Jingya Gao, Anita GlickenResearch Center: Oral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Oral Health, Primary Care

This authors of this study investigate physician assistant (PA) practice characteristics, outline the extent and source of PA education in oral health, and determine facilitators and barriers to the integration of oral health service in practice.

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CEO Perspectives on Factors Determining Medical Staff Configurations in Community Health Centers

Date: 20160901Authors: Patricia Pittman, Bianca Frogner, Leah Masselink, Lauren Bade, Leighton KuResearch Center: GW Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Community Health Center, Staffing, Primary Care

This study explores perceptions of CEOs of community health centers (CHCs) with a variety of staff configurations, and identifies a typology of factors they consider when deciding how to staff their centers.

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Social Work in Integrated Primary Care: A Systematic Review

Date: 20160901Authors: Mark Fraser, Brianna Lombardi, Shiyou Wu, Lisa de Saxe Zerden, Erica Richman, Erin FraherResearch Center: Carolina Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Behavioral Health, Integration, Primary Care

The objective of this report is to describe the roles and functions of social workers in integrated healthcare settings.

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The Behavioral Health Workforce Needed for Integration with Primary Care: Information for Health Workforce Planning

Date: 20160401Authors: Cyndy Snyder, Bianca Frogner, Susan Skillman, Davis PattersonResearch Center: University of Washington Center for Health Workforce StudiesTopics: Behavioral Health, Integration, Primary Care

This study provides a framework to inform the process of planning and developing the behavioral health workforce that can meet these integration needs.

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