Behavioral Health Care System Capacity in Pennsylvania and Its Impact on Hospital Emergency Departments and Patient Health
An assessment of Pennsylvania's behavioral health needs and the impact that
the behavioral healthcare system's capacity has on hospital emergency departments and patient health. Examines the effect of provider shortages, the role of first responders, emergency response models, and efforts to expand telehealth. Mentions rural throughout.
Author(s): Yvonne Llewellyn Hursh, Bryan W. DeWalt, Allison N. Kobzowicz, et al. Date: 07/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Joint State Government Commission, General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania view details
Risk Factors for Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Arkansas 2019
Provides state, region, and county-level data for Arkansas related to substance abuse by youth. Identifies risk factors associated with drug and alcohol abuse, such as the number of arrests, poverty measures, school infractions, and more, as well as associated public health outcomes.
Date: 05/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Arkansas Department of Human Services, Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care, UA Little Rock MidSOUTH Center for Prevention and Training view details
Depression, Alcohol and Farm Stress: Addressing Co-Occurring Disorders in Rural America
Offers resources to help rural healthcare providers screen
farmers, farmworkers, and farm families for alcohol use
disorder and depression. Discusses farm stress and covers
three categories of barriers to rural substance use and
mental health services: accessibility, availability, and
acceptability. Includes a hypothetical case scenario to
illustrate the obstacles and challenges rural farm families
experience when attempting to receive care for co-occurring
mental health and substance use disorders.
Author(s): Maridee Shogren, Robin Landwehr, David Terry, Abby Roach-Moore, Andrew McLean Date: 04/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network, Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration view details
West Virginia 2020-2022 Substance Use Response Plan
Outlines West Virginia's plan to prevent and treat substance use disorder throughout the state. Details goals for prevention, treatment, research, and the criminal justice system, pertaining to substance use disorder. Also discusses infectious diseases, such as hepatitis and HIV, resulting from substance abuse and misuse.
Date: 01/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources view details