Mental Health Workforce Issues
Iowa Specific Mental Health Workforce Issues
Newspaper Article on Psychiatric Workforce Shortage in Iowa 4/17/11
Iowa Department of Public Health Mental Health Workforce Report
This comprehensive report, completed in 2006, details the locations, ages, and trends of a wide variety of mental health professionals throughout the state. Of concern, is that for most of the categories of providers, those aging out of the system are not being adequately replaced.
Task Force on the Iowa Physician Workforce
report, released in May 2007, provides up-to-date information
on all physicians in Iowa and calculates a "critical
demand ratio" for each specialty - which quantifies the
need vs. availability of each medical sub-specialty.
Psychiatry and Neurology are by far the two areas with high"critical
Task Force on Iowa's Health Infrastructure
is a report from the Iowa Medical Society released in April
2008 that provides further information and recommendations
regarding the physician workforce in Iowa.
Data on the Shortage of Psychiatrists in Iowa
on the availability and need for psychiatrists in Iowa; these
are the same data used in the report above.
Enhancing Iowa's Psychiatric Workforce
A powerpoint presentation which includes data on Iowa's psychiatric workforce and some strategies to enhance this.
National Workforce Resources
2009 State Physician Workforce Data Book
Prepared and updated by the Association of American Medical Colleges, this provides a variety of data on physicians by state.(this is a big document - takes a while to download)
Health Workforce Information Center
A new resource that provides a lot of very useful information on a vareity of healthcare workforce issues, both nationally and state by state. Not specific to mental health, but includes mental health.
Coalition Report on Mental Health Workforce
This is a link to the
Annapolis Coalition site - they have done a major report on
mental health workforce development, that is a model for states
to follow. The executive summary of that report is here
and the full report (>300pages) is here