Alaska's Mental Health Care Workforce Shortage

Roughly 20% of Alaska's population is estimated to need mental and behavioral health services. Despite this, the ratio of mental health care providers to population is low compared to national levels. This publication examines the need for increased numbers of mental health care providers in an Alaska and provides research recommendations to address the shortage.

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AMHWG One-Pager

This USARC coordinated working group aims to work collaboratively with tribes, health care providers, and other stakeholders to promote research on, and raise awareness of, the significant mental and behavioral health disparities that exist between Arctic and non-Arctic populations. As an initial focus, the group has chosen to address suicide prevention in Arctic communities with a specific emphasis on early intervention approaches for children and youth.

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