The North Carolina Mental Health and Substance Abuse Workforce

Presentation to AHEC Statewide Annual Meeting

September 10, 2015

Erica Richman, PhD, MSW, Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP & Katie Gaul, MA

Key Findings:

We need a comprehensive mental health workforce study in the state
• Analyze data on existing health professions in HPDS—psychiatrists, psychologists, psych NPs and PAs
• Collect and analyze data on social workers, licensed professional counselors and licensed marriage therapists
• Study would fit with National Governors Association project focused on workforce needed to serve Medicaid population

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