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Improves staffing efficiency and effectiveness for Alaska's acute care inpatient services.
Works with the University of Alaska Anchorage and Fairbanks joint PhD program in Clinical Community Psychology to develop a partially-affiliated APA-accredited internship to train psychologists to work competently in Alaska.
Addresses shortages in the mental health workforce, especially in rural areas.
Provides analyses of mental health workforce supply and preparedness, with a special focus on rural issues and cultural competence in the workforce.
Supports workforce development and community competence through the initiation of training and community development activities directed toward emergent psychiatric issues in underserved rural communities.
Leads development of a rural psychology internship consortium in Hawaii through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Network Development Planning Grant.
Supports consumers' evaluations and assessments of state-level mental health services in South Dakota.
Supports transformational changes in South Dakota as they build a framework for statewide partnership and progress toward an integrated System of Care.
Contains information and tools to implement state of the art suicide prevention practices and overcome the significant hurdles this life-saving work faces in primary care practices
Enables interstate collaboration for improving data infrastructure and performance measurement in public mental health systems.
Research activities within the WICHE Center for Rural Mental Health Research have focused on specialty topics in rural health and behavioral health ranging from examining rural-urban differences in collaborative care models in primary care to identifying rural behavioral health promising practices..