Behavioral Health Professionals

At Healthforce Center, we are committed to deepening the understanding of the behavioral health workforce and advancing the call for behavioral heath integration with primary care. 

Publications

Peer Providers Uniquely Positioned to Support Long-Term Recovery of People with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in five adults experience mental illness in a given year; yet our health care system...

California Peer Providers in Transitions of Care

This study explored care models and policies that enhance the utilization of peer providers in California and to identify and describe best...

California’s Current and Future Behavioral Health Workforce

This report analyzes and projects future needs related to California’s behavioral health workforce.

Review of Recent Literature on Peer Support Providers

This report updates a literature review on peer support providers prepared in 2015.

Few Hospital Palliative Care Programs Meet National Staffing Recommendations

This study, which was published in Health Affairs, was the first major data analysis of hospital palliative care programs’ workforce.