Updated/reviewed March 2023
- Need: To support parents whose children have been removed from the home so that the parents can make the changes needed for the children to return safely home.
- Intervention: A statewide program in Iowa pairs these parents with mentors who have successfully navigated their own child welfare cases.
- Results: Participants' children were more likely to return home than non-participants' children and participants were less likely to have another child removal within a year of the child coming home.
Other Project Examples
Added December 2023
- Need: To address high rates of substance use in Princeton, Illinois and the surrounding area.
- Intervention: The Arukah Institute, a local nonprofit organization providing mental health services, adapted a statewide model to provide support and a safe space for people in need of substance use resources.
- Results: The Living Room program had 1,485 visits in its first year, with 100% of clients served by recovery support specialists.
Updated/reviewed December 2023
- Need: To provide HIV testing in rural areas while navigating around HIV stigma.
- Intervention: A pilot study to provide HCV (Hepatitis C Virus) rapid tests and then offer an HIV rapid test as well.
- Results: An increase in the number of people tested for HCV and HIV.
Added December 2023
- Need: To reduce stigma around mental illness and substance use in North Carolina.
- Intervention: The Beaufort County Behavioral Health Task Force created the Riverfront Talks: Substance Matters podcast to interview people with lived experience.
- Results: As of December 2023, the podcast has 10 episodes.
Updated/reviewed October 2023
- Need: Men in the agriculture industry face high suicide rates due to factors including long hours, geographic isolation, lack of social opportunities, and stigma surrounding mental health care.
- Intervention: The Coffee Break Project, a program led by Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc. in southeastern Colorado, encourages mental health check-ins for farmers and ranchers through a public awareness campaign and casual coffee gatherings that utilize COMET, an intervention model developed specifically for rural communities.
- Results: Between eight and 20 people typically attend each coffee gathering.
Added December 2022
- Need: Patients who identify as LGBTQ+ in rural settings may face barriers to receiving appropriate care, including a knowledge gap among healthcare providers regarding HIV prevention, hormone replacement therapy, and other types of care.
- Intervention: A partnership between a Critical Access Hospital, statewide residency program, nonprofit organization and other regional entities provides training, virtual consultations, and resources to rural providers across Idaho.
- Results: Physicians experienced in gender-affirming care have performed virtual consultations for rural physicians and patients around the state, and the number of local providers trained in PrEP management has doubled.