Behavioral Health Workforce Research Center
The UNC-BHWRC: Mission and Overview
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Behavioral Health Workforce Research Center (UNC-BHWRC) is a dynamic hub of innovative, data-driven research on the workforce responsible for providing mental health and substance use services. Our mission is to improve the behavioral health and well-being of the U.S by conducting research to strengthen the current and future behavioral health workforce through exploration of the disparities that perpetuate inequities in behavioral health treatment, access, and quality.
The UNC-BHWRC will produce research to inform policies that support the behavioral health workforce and increase access to quality behavioral health services. UNC-BHWRC, housed in the Cecil G. Sheps Center at UNC-Chapel Hill, is dedicated to producing timely and policy-relevant projects to address emerging issues and longstanding challenges to the behavioral health workforce. Research projects will explore national data sources to evaluate workforce composition, need, sufficiency, and distribution, and to better understand evolving models of behavioral health service delivery. UNC-BHWRC is supported by funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
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This project is supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U81HP46529‐01‐01 Cooperative Agreement for a Regional Center for Health Workforce Studies for $1,121,875. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by SAMHSA, HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.