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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.
Provides analyses of mental health workforce supply and preparedness, with a special focus on rural issues and cultural competence in the workforce.
Reports on the West’s progress in improving access to, success in, and financing of higher education.
Supports workforce development and community competence through the initiation of training and community development activities directed toward emergent psychiatric issues in underserved rural communities.
Coordinates a pilot data exchange incorporating longitudinal information captured by the K-12 education, postsecondary education, and workforce sectors in four states.
Leads development of a rural psychology internship consortium in Hawaii through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Network Development Planning Grant.
Provides projections of high school graduates, including data on enrollments and graduates by state and for major racial/ethnic groups covering the period from 2009-10 TO 2027-28.
Compiles a list of policy publications for Western decision makers, including studies, reports, surveys and briefs published by research and public policy organizations.
Helps students who want to earn a professional degree in the health professions pay reduced tuition at participating programs in the West. READ STUDENT TESTIMONIALS.
Supports transformational changes in South Dakota as they build a framework for statewide partnership and progress toward an integrated System of Care.
Offers an inventory of state-level policies and resources in key policy domains related to student achievement, access, and success in higher education.
Provides the West’s top academic leadership at four-year institutions and related system and state agencies with a forum for sharing information and expertise and collaborating on regional initiatives.
Assists students from WICHE states who want to earn a master’s, doctorate or graduate certificate and save money at participating programs across the West by paying resident tuition.
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..