Mental Health System Development in Rural and Remote Areas during COVID-19
Report highlights the barriers faced by rural, remote, and tribal communities to accessing mental healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic. Details rates of mental health treatment over the past year and compares rural and urban communities. Discusses factors affecting access in rural areas such as workforce shortages, lack of telehealth services, and lack of culturally competent care for American Indian and Alaska Native populations, among others.
National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
American Indian or Alaska Native · Culture and cultural competency · Health disparities · Health workforce supply and demand · Infectious diseases · Mental health · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data · Substance use and misuse · Telehealth