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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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Scopes of Practice and Reimbursement Patterns of Addiction Counselors, Community Health Workers, and Peer Recovery Specialists in the Behavioral Health Workforce

Date: 20180901Authors: Angela Beck, Jessica Buche, Cory Page, Danielle Rittman, Maria GaiserResearch Center: Behavioral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Behavioral Health, Medicaid, Scope of Practice

This study cataloged credential requirements, scope of practice (SOP) elements, and Medicaid reimbursement rates for addiction counselors, community health workers, and peer recovery specialists across the country to better understand how these workers can contribute to behavioral health service delivery.

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Scope of Practice Alignment for Paraprofessionals and Addiction Counselors

Date: 20161201Authors: Megan Dormond, Julie Schilim, Teresa Halliday, Jake BowlingResearch Center: Behavioral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Allied Health, Behavioral Health, Scope of Practice

This brief examines the scopes of practice for 4 common behavioral health paraprofessions and addiction counselor occupations, and investigates the alignment, or lack thereof, between scopes of practice and actual practice for each profession.

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Development of a New Dental Hygiene Professional Practice Index by State, 2016

Date: 20161101Authors: Margaret Langelier, Jean Moore, Bridget Baker, Tracey Continelli, Hannah MaxeyResearch Center: Oral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Oral Health, Scope of Practice

This report describes the process of redesigning the Dental Hygiene Professional Practice Index (DHPPI) and provides the scores for each state on the new index.

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A Preliminary Analysis of State Scopes of Practice for the Profession of Social Work

Date: 20160801Authors: Angela Beck, Jessica Buche, Christian Vazquez, Mary Ruffolo, Brian PerronResearch Center: Behavioral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Behavioral Health, Scope of Practice

The purpose of the current study is to obtain, analyze and disseminate information about social work scopes of practice from all 50 states and the District of Columbia (DC), with an emphasis on determining the range of allowable services and professional training requirement of social workers.

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Dental Hygiene Professional Practice Index by State, 2014

Date: 20160301Authors: Margaret Langelier, Jean Moore, Bridget Baker, Tracey ContinelliResearch Center: Oral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Oral Health, Scope of Practice

This study is a comparative analysis of the scope of practice for dental hygienists in all states and the District of Columbia in 2014.

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The Dental Assistant Workforce in the United States, 2015

Date: 20151001Authors: Margaret Langelier, Jean Moore, Bridget Baker, Stuart DamanResearch Center: Oral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Oral Health, Scope of Practice

This study examines the dental assistant workforce to better understand roles, functions, and contributions to improving population oral health.

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