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Addressing Virginias Mental Health Workforce Shortages. Mental Health Professionals Shortage Data Ken Studer, Ph.D. Shortage Designations Manager State Efforts to Address The Workforce Shortage Aileen Harris, M.S.A. Healthcare Workforce & Rural Health Manager Virginia Department of Health - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Addressing Virginias Mental Health Workforce ShortagesMental Health Professionals Shortage Data Ken Studer, Ph.D.Shortage Designations Manager

    State Efforts to Address The Workforce ShortageAileen Harris, M.S.A.Healthcare Workforce & Rural Health Manager

    Virginia Department of HealthOffice of Minority Health & Public Health PolicyDivision of Primary Care & Rural Health

  • Office of Minority Health & Public Health PolicyMissionTo identify health inequities, assess their root causes, and address them by promoting social justice, influencing policy, establishing partnerships, providing resources and educating the public.

  • Division of Primary Care & Rural HealthMissionTo focus on barriers to access to care that contribute to poor/inequitable health outcomes.

  • Strategies to Address NeedsIdentifying communities with the greatest unmet health care needs, disparities, and health workforce shortages

    Identifying the key barriers to access to health care for these communities; and working toward solutions

  • Health Professional Shortage Designations

  • Mental Health HPSAs in VirginiaVirginia currently has 65 separate Mental HPSA Designations in 85 Counties25 Community Health Centers25 Correctional Facilities2 State Mental Hospitals16 Geographic Areas (10 CSB Catchment Areas)

    Short 23 PsychiatristsFind Listing at: http://hpsafind.hrsa.gov/

  • Mental Health HPSAs in Virginia

  • Distribution of Psychiatrists by Sector

  • Distribution of Psychiatrists

  • Distribution of Clinical Psychologists

  • Distribution of Licensed Professional Counselors

  • Distribution of Licensed Clinical Social Workers

  • Target Areas: FTE Child Psychiatry per 100,000 18 Years and Under

  • Models of Care: Virginia Acute Care Hospital Psychiatric Beds

  • Finding Solutions to Disparities in Access to Mental Health CareUnderstand the Distribution of the ProblemRuralInner CityTarget Areas of Highest NeedChildrenUninsured Develop Appropriate Models of CareUse all Mental Health Professionals EfficientlyAddress Unique Community Needs

  • Assure Provider Support State and Federal Incentive Programs to Increase Access to CareStrong Recruitment EffortsThe States Efforts to Address the Mental Health Workforce Shortage

  • Federal and State Incentive Programs Programs available to practitioners seeking practice opportunities in Virginia Two (2) Loan Repayment ProgramsJ-1 Visa Waiver ProgramThree (3) Nursing Scholarship Programs

    The States Efforts to Address the Mental Health Workforce Shortage

  • The States Efforts to Address the Mental Health Workforce ShortageLoan Repayment Programs Virginia Physician Loan Repayment Program*Virginia State Loan Repayment Program*National Health Services Corps Loan Repayment Program *Application Period is January 1 May 1*Funding amount $50K to $120K

  • The States Efforts to Address the Mental Health Workforce Shortage

  • The States Efforts to Address the Mental Health Workforce ShortageJ-1 Visa Waiver Program

    Must practice primary care for at least 3 years in a federally designated health professional shortage area or a medically underserved areaAlso open to specialists30 slots annually (10 FLEX slots)

  • The States Efforts to Address the Mental Health Workforce ShortageNursing ScholarshipsMary Marshall Nursing Scholarship Program for Licensed Practical Nurses (funding and award amount varies)Mary Marshall Nursing Scholarship Program for Registered Nurses (funding and award amount varies)Virginia's Nurse Practitioner/Nurse Midwife Scholarship Program ($5,000)

  • The States Efforts to Address the Mental Health Workforce ShortageStrong Recruitment EffortsFree Recruitment Website to promote Virginia PPOVA - www.ppova.orgSubscribe to PPOVA Updates! 3RNet National Rural Recruitment and Retention NetworkVirginia: A Healthy Place to Work Recruitment VideoRecruitment and Direct ContactsVirginia State Rural Health Plan Healthcare Workforce Council

  • ResourcesOffice of Minority Health & Public Health Policy Website http://www.vdh.state.va.us/healthpolicy/ Primary Practice Opportunities of Virginia Website www.ppova.org

    Email Contact: Aileen Edwards Harris, M.S.A.Aileen.Harris@vdh.virginia.gov (804) 864-7436

    Kenneth Studer, Ph.D.Kenneth.Studer@vdh.virginia.gov (804) 864-7428

    ******************The funding is the same for all programs. A minimum of $50,000 for two years, up to $120,000 for a four-year commitment. VLRP is the states program (General Assembly) and is taxable. Requires recipients to work in MUAs. The SLRP is a federal program requiring a state match (150,000 is what we last year from the feds). This is a non-taxed program. Requires participants to work in not-for-profit entities and located in HPSAs.

    The note in red is our application period, which is different from NHSC, which has several application periods.**We dont fill all of our slots like many of the states. J-1s just prefer more attractive locations like Florida. However, the numbers are increasing in Virginia. *4 nursing scholarships. The NE scholarship is our newest program. The funding for the Mary Marshall (LPN) comes from the Virginia Board of Nursing license fees which is why the amount varies each year. The Mary Marshall (RN) gets 100,000 from the General Assembly, plus license fees, which is why the amount varies each year.**

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