[vc_column_text pb_margin_bottom=”no” pb_border_bottom=”no” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] In a commentary for Health Affairs, Michael Hoge and coauthors summarize the substantial and growing body of evidence that the current mental health and substance abuse workforce is seriously inadequate with regard to number of practitioners, lack of diversity in its composition and overall preparation. The authors recognize that,Continue Reading.
Monthly Archives: October 2013
Is it time for a revolution in addiction care services?
David Mee-Lee, MD, a highly respected clinician and leader in the design and development of the world’s single most used criteria for substance use patient care matching-American Society on Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Patient Placement Criteria-has written an article for Addiction Professional about the urgent need for changes, or in his words “revolution,” in the designContinue Reading.
California’s substance use disorder workforce is preparing for healthcare reform
The California Association of Alcohol and Drug Program Executives, in consultation with the County Alcohol and Drug Program Administrators Association of California, recently released a report that addressed the challenges and opportunities that will be faced by the substance use disorder (SUD) workforce as a result of upcoming healthcare reform. According to the report, theContinue Reading.
Workforce a key theme at this year’s Global Implementation Conference
John Morris, MSW, executive director of The Annapolis Coalition, and David Bernstein, MSW, director of the Center for Effective Interventions, co-facilitated two implementation practice groups (IPGs) at this year’s Global Implementation Conference. IPGs are global communities of implementation stakeholders who gather around common topical interests related to the science and practice of implementation. Morris andContinue Reading.
As baby boomers age, the direct care workforce shrinks
The Annapolis Coalition has placed a major emphasis on the caregiving role of family members. According to a study recently released by the AARP Public Policy Institute, family caregivers will unlikely be able to meet the rising demand among baby boomers who need long-term services and supports (LTSS). The study cites a variety of factorsContinue Reading.