Mental health and addiction workforce development: federal leadership is needed to address the growing crisis.

  title={Mental health and addiction workforce development: federal leadership is needed to address the growing crisis.},
  author={Michael A. Hoge and Gail Wiscarz Stuart and John A. Morris and Michael T. Flaherty and Manuel Paris and Eric N. Goplerud},
  journal={Health affairs},
  volume={32 11},
The mental health and addiction workforce has long been plagued by shortages, high turnover, a lack of diversity, and concerns about its effectiveness. This article presents a framework to guide workforce policy and practice, emphasizing the need to train other health care providers as well as individuals in recovery to address behavioral health needs; strengthen recruitment, retention, and training of specialist behavioral health providers; and improve the financial and technical assistance… 
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