After the 3-year grant period, the MOST Network saw the
Assessments showed that telehealth-based mental health
services improved the overall mental health among clients
in Madison County. In all, 44 unique clients were seen
via telehealth, with an average of 8 mental health
counseling sessions each and a total of 487 sessions.
CHWs led classes for 27 adults and 19 adolescents. By the
end of their course, adult attendees saw a 27-point
average increase in knowledge related to substance abuse,
and a 7-point average increase in adolescent clients.
Prior to MOST, there were no Latino-focused services
related to health and social services within Madison
County. Throughout the course of the grant, 2 individuals
completed the 160 hour training certification program to
CHWs met with 24 Hispanic individuals and were able to
refer their clients to various services. Hispanic clients
made up 9% of those who received telehealth services and
18% of those who received CHW services.
Client outcomes were assessed using the
Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) and the
Outcomes in Routine Evaluation-Short Form B (CORE-B).
For further information on the MOST Network
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(2015). Training the next generation of counseling
psychologists in the practice of telepsychology.
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Tarlow, K.R., McCord, C.E., Elliott, T.R., & Brossart,
D.F. (2014). Health-related
quality of life of rural clients seeking telepsychology
services. International Journal of Telemedicine
and Applications, 2014, 1-7.
McLeroy, K. R., Burdine, J. N. (2012, April).
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