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The Health Workforce Delivering Evidence-Based Non-Pharmacological Pain Management

Date: 02/20/2020Authors: Samantha Pollack, Susan Skillman, Bianca FrognerResearch Center: University of Washington Center for Health Workforce StudiesTopics: Health Reform, Demand

This study compares 10 different health care occupations and certified practitioners in providing non-pharmacological pain management treatments to patients with chronic pain.

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Health Workforce Training Program Evaluation Toolkit

Date: 02/03/2020Research Center: Behavioral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Staffing, Training

The Health Workforce Training Program Evaluation Toolkit is a comprehensive “program evaluation 101” resource for both new and established programs seeking to learn new evaluation strategies.

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The Distribution of Advanced Practice Nurses Within the Psychiatric Workforce

Date: 01/22/2020Authors: Angela J Beck, Cory Page, Jessica Buche, Maria GaiserResearch Center: Behavioral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Staffing, Behavioral Health, Nursing

The purpose of this study is to examine the size and distribution of the advanced practice psychiatric nurse workforce relative to the total psychiatry workforce to determine whether nurses are predominantly working in areas with higher or lower levels of behavioral health specialists.

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Behavioral Health Provider Geographic Distribution and Reimbursement Inequities

Date: 01/07/2020Authors: Amanda Mauri, Maria Gaiser, Jessica Buche, Angela J BeckResearch Center: Behavioral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Staffing, Behavioral Health, Medicaid

This cross-sectional study examines the relationship between reimbursement and behavioral health provider geographic distribution and seeks to understand how Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement for behavioral health providers may limit service delivery.

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