Slide Deck: Using Data to Support the Behavioral Health Workforce

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Join us to learn how to leverage data collection to analyze and drive work forward. Hear about the trends in the behavioral health workforce including what has been seen during BHECN’s more than ten years of functioning and analyzing new data endeavors to better understand timely challenges facing the field.


Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the tools used to track and survey Nebraska’s behavioral health workforce.
  • Compare behavioral health workforce data pre and post retention efforts based on BHECN's outreach program data collection and analysis.
  • Explain real-time data collection efforts to understand the challenges that behavioral health professionals are experiencing.




Shinobu Watanabe-Galloway, PhD

Shinobu Watanabe Galloway

Shinobu Watanabe-Galloway, PhD, joined BHECN as Research Director in August 2016.

Dr. Watanabe-Galloway’s focus is on strengthening BHECN's workforce evaluation and reporting efforts to produce evidence-based practices. She has been instrumental in publishing a semi-annual Nebraska Behavioral Health Workforce Analysis for BHECN since 2011. This project uses data obtained from UNMC, the College of Public Health (COPH), and the Health Professions Tracking Service (HPTS) annual survey database.

BHECN and COPH also developed the Nebraska Behavioral Health Workforce Dashboard, a tool designed to help policymakers, employers, and behavioral health care stakeholders understand the state of the behavioral health workforce and make decisions that impact its future.

Dr. Watanabe-Galloway joined UNMC in 2004 and is also the Associate Director at Buffett Cancer Center and a professor in the College of Public Health. She was a recipient of UNMC’s 2015 Distinguished Scientist Award. 


Learn more about this series: Growing More Than Corn: Nebraska Behavioral Health Workforce Development

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