Changes in the Supply and Rural-Urban Distribution of Selected Behavioral Health Providers

 This series of data briefs from the WWAMI Rural Health Research Center shows fewer per capita behavioral health providers in rural vs. urban counties as well as disparities in the supply of providers across rural categories and Census Divisions.  While the per capita supply of psychiatrists declined over the past decade, the supply of psychologists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, social workers, and counselors increased in both rural and urban counties.