Welcome to the Behavioral Health Workforce Research Center's first quarterly newsletter, where you can keep up to date with our research, presentations, publications, and events.
Quarterly News & Updates
In this Issue:
  • About the Behavioral Health Workforce Research Center
  • Center Staff & Research Team
  • The Rosalynn Carter Symposium on Mental Health Policy
  • Meet Our Consortium Members 
  • Scopes of Practice
  • Connect with Us on Social Media
  • Upcoming Events
About the BHWRC

The Behavioral Health Workforce Research Center (BHWRC) is proud to present our inaugural newsletter! The newsletter will be issued quarterly and used to connect behavioral health care workers, policy makers, and other interested stakeholders. In each issue, we will update you on upcoming events and outreach activities, highlight our recent presentations, and discuss new research.                                   more...

Center Staff & Research Team

The Center's staff and research team consists of Director Angela Beck, Deputy Director Matthew Boulton, investigators Brian Perron and Kyle Grazier, Program Manager Jessie Buche, Administrative Assistant Emma Maniere, and Research Assistants Phil Singer and Courtney Crawford. Our experience is diverse: areas of expertise range from the public health workforce to integrated care to global public health to state health policy to obesity prevention. We believe these assorted interests paired with a shared commitment to strengthening the behavioral health workforce will generate robust and scrupulous research. 

Rosalynn Carter Symposium on Mental Health Policy
In November 2015, Center Director Angela Beck introduced the BHWRC at the annual Rosalynn Carter Symposium on Mental Health Policy. During her presentation, Beck outlined why the Center is needed as well as our mission, projects, and research goals. Colleagues greeted the Center's public introduction with excitement, and anticipate it will serve as a source of "national leadership" in addressing human resource concerns.
Meet our Consortium Members

The BHWRC works with a national consortium of partners and experts in mental health, substance abuse, and health workforce research. The Consortium includes members from various organizations who set research priorities for the BHWRC and answer questions about the workforce in order to influence policies in a way that will strengthen the nation’s behavioral health care service delivery. Consortium members connect the Center's researchers to data, link researchers to professional associations and providers, provide project feedback, and assist in the dissemination of findings.                             more...

Scopes of Practice
In an effort to document the authority of the behavioral health workforce in the United States, the BHWRC is collecting scopes of practice (SOPs) to analyze various professionals’ official authority and to expose gaps or overlaps in professional authority. Specifically, researchers are gathering SOPs for psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, advance practice nurses, marriage and family therapists, certified prevention specialists, and more on a state-by state basis.
Connect with Us on Social Media
In addition to carrying out important research projects, the BHWRC seeks to serve as a convener of behavioral health organizations and practitioners, and to become an authoritative voice on behavioral health news, information, and research. One method we use to accomplish these goals is social media, so please like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to keep up with the latest behavioral health news.
Upcoming Events
Behavioral Health Workforce Research Center | University of Michigan
Phone: (734) 763-3118 | E-mail: bhworkforce@umich.edu | Website: https://sph.umich.edu/bhwrc/