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Creighton University Addresses Psychiatrist Shortage

OMAHA – Exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for mental health services in America is increasing at a time when the workforce in this field is aging and declining. The result is a growing psychiatrist shortage that is becoming a threat to public health.

One Creighton University faculty member is addressing the shortage with the Collaborative Care Model—a collaborative, integrated approach or team-based model that brings together primary care providers (PCPs), therapists and mental health specialists to ensure patients achieve long-term goals and do not fall through the cracks.

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