Needs Assessment for Behavioral Health Workforce: a State-Level Analysis

Preethy Nayar, Bettye Apenteng, Anh T. Nguyen, Kelly Shaw-Sutherland, Diptee Ojha, Marlene Deras

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Abstract

This study describes trends in the supply and the need for behavioral health professionals in Nebraska. A state-level health workforce database was used to estimate the behavioral health workforce supply and need. Compared with national estimates, Nebraska has a lower proportion of all categories of behavioral health professionals. The majority of Nebraska counties have unusually high needs for mental health professionals, with rural areas experiencing a decline in the supply of psychiatrists over the last decade. Availability of robust state-level health workforce data can assist in crafting effective policy for successful systems change, particularly for behavioral health.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)465-473
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Behavioral Health Services and Research
Volume44
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017

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Keywords

  • Behavioral health
  • Mental health
  • Needs assessment
  • Workforce

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Nayar, P., Apenteng, B., Nguyen, A. T., Shaw-Sutherland, K., Ojha, D., & Deras, M. (2017). Needs Assessment for Behavioral Health Workforce: a State-Level Analysis. Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research, 44(3), 465-473. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11414-016-9500-4

Needs Assessment for Behavioral Health Workforce : a State-Level Analysis. / Nayar, Preethy; Apenteng, Bettye; Nguyen, Anh T.; Shaw-Sutherland, Kelly; Ojha, Diptee; Deras, Marlene.

In: Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research, Vol. 44, No. 3, 01.07.2017, p. 465-473.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nayar, P, Apenteng, B, Nguyen, AT, Shaw-Sutherland, K, Ojha, D & Deras, M 2017, 'Needs Assessment for Behavioral Health Workforce: a State-Level Analysis', Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research, vol. 44, no. 3, pp. 465-473. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11414-016-9500-4
Nayar, Preethy ; Apenteng, Bettye ; Nguyen, Anh T. ; Shaw-Sutherland, Kelly ; Ojha, Diptee ; Deras, Marlene. / Needs Assessment for Behavioral Health Workforce : a State-Level Analysis. In: Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research. 2017 ; Vol. 44, No. 3. pp. 465-473.
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