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Behavioral Health

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.

Authors: Timothy Bates | Susan Chapman | Maria Gaiser | Jessica Buche

Topics: Behavioral Health, Emerging Models and Innovations

June 10, 2022
This report discusses a study that analyzes peer provider staffing data and the financial implications for organizations that use a peer services model to provide care. This study was conducted jointly by the UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care and the Behavioral Health Workforce Research Center (BHWRC) at the University of Michigan.
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Authors: Ulrike Muench | Matthew Jura | Zoe Samson | Todd Monroe | Joanne Spetz

Topics: Behavioral Health, Long-Term Care

May 31, 2022
This report examines prescribing patterns for common psychiatric medications and for opioid and non-opioid analgesics in long-term nursing home residents with dementia by clinician specialty and provider type.
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Authors: Brianna Lombardi | Lisa de Saxe Zerden | Christopher Thyberg

Topics: Behavioral Health, COVID-19, Telehealth

April 1, 2022
This article examines the use of tele-behavioral health by social workers before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the perceived barriers and supports to technology use.
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Authors: Xinxin Han | Patricia Pittman | Leighton Ku

Topics: Behavioral Health, Community Health Centers, Health Workforce Journal Supplement, Staffing

October 1, 2021
This article examines the contributions of NHSC and non-NHSC clinicians to medical and behavioral health costs per visit in community health centers.
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