[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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We are proud to announce that Executive Director John A. Morris was honored as the co-recipient of the Blanche F. Ittleson Award for 2013. The American Orthopsychiatric Association’s oldest, largest and most prestigious award is given for outstanding achievement in the delivery of children’s services and the promotion of children’s mental health. John wasContinue Reading.
The Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) report from a five-year study of its workforce, which was heavily utilized in the above SAMHSA report, calls attention to many needed changes in the substance use disorders (SUD) workforce, including improved technology capabilities, greater recruitment of a diverse workforce, and an overall increase in the number of SUDContinue Reading.
According to a new report from the Institute of Medicine, outdated approaches to preventing and treating substance abuse, barriers to care and other problems hinder the U.S. Defense Department’s ability to curb substance use disorders among military service members and their families. Service members’ rising rate of prescription drug addiction and their difficulty in accessingContinue Reading.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in collaboration with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently released its Report to Congress on the Nation’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Workforce Issues. The report contains demographic data as well as a discussion of key issues and challenges facing the behavioral health workforce. It alsoContinue Reading.