Category: Behavioral Health Providers

Utilizing Addiction Counselors to Improve Access to Behavioral Health Services

Lack of access to behavioral health providers in rural areas continues to affect millions of Americans. State policymakers continue to look for innovative ways to address this workforce shortage. Utilizing addiction counselors to provide services in areas that lack behavioral health providers is one strategy states are increasingly examining. Addiction counselors, also known as substance … Continued

Behavioral Health Professions Now Featured on Scope of Practice Policy Website

As health provider workforce shortages continue to affect rural and underserved areas in the wake of the opioid crisis, state policymakers will look to address access to care in their communities this legislative session. Many lawmakers are considering strategies to expand the behavioral health workforce. Behavioral health providers assist people with a variety of mental … Continued