Workforce shortages in behavioral health are a longstanding reality in most rural areas. Given the increasing impact of mental health and substance abuse in rural communities, it is critical to seek solutions to address the inadequate number of behavioral health professions in these areas. This paper focuses on a university’s efforts to prepare and support master’s level social workers for practice in their rural and frontier communities to address behavioral health workforce shortages.
Levy, Michelle M. and Boyd, Christina D.
"Grow Your Own: Educating Social Workers in Rural and Frontier Areas to Address the Behavioral Health Workforce Crisis,"
Contemporary Rural Social Work Journal: Vol. 13:
1, Article 1.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.murraystate.edu/crsw/vol13/iss1/1