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Meeting the Behavioral Health Needs of Farm Families in Times of Economic Distress

Offers strategies to support development and integration of behavioral health services across healthcare and community-based organizations, including leveraging payment systems to support coordinated care for farm families and aligning federal grant programs to address mental health and substance use disorders. Features recommendations including integrating primary and behavioral care for initial treatment of mental health and substance abuse concerns, expanding the workforce to improve rural behavioral health services capacity, increasing telehealth services, and expanding private and public insurance coverage.
Andrew F. Coburn, Alva O. Ferdinand, Alana Knudson, et al.
Rural Policy Research Institute Rural Health Panel
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Access · Behavioral health workforce · Care coordination · Farmers and farmworkers · Funding · Medicaid · Medicare · Mental health · Policy · Primary care · Reimbursement and payment models · Social determinants of health · Substance use and misuse · Telehealth

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  • Rural Policy Research Institute Rural Health Panel, view details