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Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians prepare and dispense medications to patients. This brief highlights state strategies to define the scope of practice, career pathways and reimbursement for pharmacy professionals.

Community Paramedics

Community paramedics provide emergency medical services, as well as preventative and nonurgent care, in community-based settings. This brief highlights state efforts to recruit and train, license and reimburse EMS clinicians and community paramedics.

Community Health Workers

Community health workers extend the reach of clinical settings into the community to increase access to care. This brief highlights state efforts to integrate community health workers into the health care system through certification, training, financing and reimbursement, recruitment and retention.

Peer Support Specialists

Peer support specialists incorporate their lived experience to support those experiencing recovery or mental health conditions. This brief highlights state efforts to finance and reimburse for peer support services and bolster education and training for peer support specialists.

Psychiatric Specialists, Technicians and Aides

This brief highlights state strategies to leverage behavioral health professionals with bachelor’s degrees or high school diploma (or equivalent) and professionals in training to ensure access to care, particularly in rural and underserved communities.
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