A 2016 report of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) offered a bleak depiction of the current and future state of the nation’s behavioral health services workforce. Nearly half the American population resides in a designated Mental Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA), and its plight is expected to worsen in coming decades. A majority of individuals with behavioral health conditions are currently unable to access appropriate care, and
Healthcare and social service providers who aim to promote optimal health and wellness among the populations they serve cannot achieve their objectives unless they address the impact of traumatic life events (both past and recurring) on vulnerable individuals. The landmark Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study offered compelling evidence of this (Menschner & Maul, 2016), and it is consistent with other research findings that suggest Social Determinants of Health (SDoH), the conditions in which
Feb. 10, 2021 – Telehealth services have helped New Yorkers access health services during the pandemic, but some health care advocates are concerned about its long-term shortcomings. Sebrina Barrett, Executive Director of the Association for Community Living, and Ashley Brody, CEO of Search for Change, Inc., weighed in on the issue.
by Ashley Brody in the Winter 2021 issue of Behavioral Health News.