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COVID-19 is an illness caused by a virus that can spread from person to person, which escalated to a global pandemic in 2020. The health workforce is on the front line of the Coronavirus pandemic. There is a critical need to develop effective strategies to assure and sustain the availability of a sufficiently sized and well-trained health workforce to care for patients during the pandemic.

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Presenters: Natalia Oster | Susan Skillman | Bianca Frogner

Topics: COVID-19, Health Workforce Models and Projections, Scope of Practice (SOP), Staffing, Workforce Demand, Workforce Supply

June 2, 2021
This brief defines the range of work statuses that one can hold, identifies areas where overlap may create confusion, and discusses the potential long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on employment in the health care industry.
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May 26, 2021
This webinar describes how practicing social workers transitioned to tele-behavioral health services during the pandemic.
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Authors: Heather Wilson | Evan Galloway | Julie Spero | Thomas Ricketts | Erin Fraher | Julianna C Long

Topics: COVID-19, Health Workforce Models and Projections, Workforce Demand, Workforce Supply

May 11, 2021
This article describes how data was used in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic in North Carolina to support decisions about the deployment, surge, and maintenance of necessary health care staff.
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Authors: Nicole Cadovius | Shannon Mace | Courtney Brown

Topics: Behavioral Health, COVID-19, Policy, Staffing, Telehealth, Workforce Demand, Workforce Supply

May 11, 2021
This report investigates systems-level factors and service delivery following COVID-19-related state and federal regulatory changes and their impact on behavioral health workforce capacity. Results of this study can inform future behavioral health workforce planning efforts, specifically around identifying and removing barriers to maximizing workforce capacity.
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Authors: Shannon Mace | Nicole Cadovius | Gabe Abbondandolo | Courtney Brown

Topics: Behavioral Health, COVID-19, Telehealth

May 4, 2021
This report provides a summary of the findings related to telebehavioral health workforce development opportunities and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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