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Behavioral health is a component of overall health, involving the impact of behaviors like diet and exercise on an individual’s health. Behavioral health also refers to mental health and counseling services, as well as substance abuse and addiction prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery.

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Authors: Brianna Lombardi | Lisa de Saxe Zerden | Christopher Thyberg

Topics: Behavioral Health, COVID-19, Telehealth

October 16, 2020
This brief measures the extent to which social workers were able to transition to tele-behavioral health during COVID-19 and the barriers they experienced during this change in health service delivery.
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Authors: Nancy Baum | Jaque King

Topics: Behavioral Health, Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), Rural Health, Staffing

March 10, 2020
This report describes state incentives for behavioral health provider recruitment, particularly in rural areas.
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Authors: Lisa de Saxe Zerden | Brianna Lombardi | Erica Richman | Anjalee Sharma

Topics: Behavioral Health, Primary Care

March 3, 2020
This research brief assesses which professionals comprise the workforce that provides medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in primary care, how office-based opioid treatment (OBOT) teams communicate about patient care, and the behavioral components of MAT provided in primary care settings.
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Authors: Lisa de Saxe Zerden | Erica Richman | Brianna Lombardi | Kim Shoenbill | Erin Fraher

Topics: Behavioral Health, Data Analysis

February 27, 2020
This research brief demonstrates how electronic health records data can be used as a workforce research tool to assess the scope, contributions, and value of social work, a profession still in the process of establishing its return on investment in health care.
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Authors: Angela Beck | Cory Page | Jessica Buche | Maria Gaiser

Topics: Behavioral Health, Nursing, Staffing

January 22, 2020
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.
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