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Psychiatric Services Editor Lisa Dixon, M.D., M.P.H., and Podcast Editor and co-host Josh Berezin, M.D., M.S., discuss key aspects of research recently published by Psychiatric Services. Tune in to learn about the latest mental health services research and why it is relevant. Topics include community-based treatment programs, collaborative care, evidence-based treatment and service delivery, criminal and social justice, policy analysis, and more.

Jun 27, 2022

Dr. George Pro, Ph.D., M.P.H., joins Dr. Dixon and Dr. Berezin to discuss the downward trend in the provision of mental health services in Spanish across the US, despite the rapidly increasing Hispanic population.  Dr. Pro is an Assistant Professor in the College of Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

  • How did you get involved in this research? [01:04]
  • What are the demographic challenges and what do we know about services provision in this population? [02:20]
  • The level of mental health care service utilization [04:45]
  • Why focus on language access? [05:39]
  • What did you find? [06:48]
  • The National Mental Health Services Survey [08:25]
  • National results [10:24]
  • The importance of data visualization [12:39]
  • Figures and how they convey information [17:02]
  • Ohio and North Dakota: rate of change, not overall population [20:07]
  • What are the limitations to this approach? [21:43]
  • Communicating data to policy makers [23:26]
  • What’s next for your research? [24:45]

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