This article examines 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.
This report helps to inform managers and policy makers at the local, state, and federal levels of viable financing arrangements to promote these and future novel approaches to delivering high quality, accessible, sustained behavioral health care to communities and vulnerable populations.
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.
This report aims to understand the organizational settings and roles of peer providers in the behavioral health workforce and to build a profile of peer support specialists using statutes, administrative codes, state Medicaid plans, and national survey data.
This report examines factors that may influence access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and to substance use disorders (SUD) treatment services, including negative perceptions associated with SUD treatment, cultural norms, and Medicaid and other insurance coverage. It also examines state-specific initiatives to combat the opioid epidemic and SUDs.
To better understand behavioral health workforce factors and service delivery within Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics, this mixed methods study helps inform policy makers and discusses future practice recommendations.