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Resources by Topic: Behavioral health

Results from the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use And Health: Detailed Tables
Presents data on use of illicit drugs, alcohol, and tobacco, trends in substance use disorder and mental health, and access to treatment for youth and adults. Features statistics for a variety of demographic and geographic characteristics, including rural versus urban status.
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Frequent Mental Distress Among Adults, by Disability Status, Disability Type, and Selected Characteristics — United States, 2018
Reports on prevalence of mental distress among adults with and without disabilities, by disability type and selected demographic characteristics. Features statistics with breakdowns by metropolitan or nonmetropolitan designation.
Author(s): Robyn A. Cree, Catherine A. Okoro, Matthew M. Zack, Eric Carbone
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 69(36), 1238-1243
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Emergency Department Visits Related to Suicidal Ideation or Suicide Attempt, 2008–2017
Examines trends in emergency department (ED) visits related to suicidal ideation or suicide attempt by age group for those 5 years and older. Includes data by patient location for rural, medium/small metropolitan, and large metropolitan areas. Includes maps showing by state whether rural, medium/small metro, or large metro areas had the highest rate of ED visits related to suicidal ideation or suicide attempt for those age 5-24, 25-64, and 65 or older.
Author(s): Pamela L. Owens, Kimberly W. McDermott, Rachel N. Lipari, Megan M. Hambrick
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Telepharmacy and Quality of Medication Use in Rural Areas, 2013–2019
Uses dispensing records from traditional pharmacies and telepharmacies in the Midwest to compare patients' adherence to and inappropriate use of prescription medications between 2013 and 2019. Includes data and statistics on medication adherence and use, with information broken down by patient characteristics, such as age, rurality, payer, risk, and more.
Author(s): Shweta Pathak, Mitchell Haynes, Dima Qato, Benjamin Urick
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 17
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
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COVID-19 Data from the National Center for Health Statistics
Provides access to state and county provisional death counts for COVID-19, as well as national and state data on mental health and healthcare access. Also offers guidance on cause-of-death certification for COVID-19.
Date: 09/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Indian Health Service - COVID-19 Webinar Recordings
Features a number of webinar recordings of Indian Health Service trainings related to COVID-19. Discusses issues such as emotional well-being, domestic violence, and telebehavioral health in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Indian Health Service
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COVID-19 Resources for Fire and EMS
Includes links for important federal resources, financial and resource support, first responder behavioral health, and COVID-19 related webinars.
Date: 09/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Fire Administration
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SAMHSA: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Guidance and resources to help providers respond to COVID-19 while providing care and treatment of mental and substance use disorders. Includes guidance specific to opioid treatment programs.
Date: 09/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Policy Goals to Improve Behavioral Health Needs of Individuals, Employers and Communities in Rural New Mexico
Report examining behavioral health workforce needs and the growing older adult population in rural New Mexico. Presents data analysis, survey results, and group discussion with stakeholders in Grant, Socorro, Sierra, Valencia, and Catron counties. Offers policy recommendations related to training and certification of behavioral healthcare workers.
Author(s): Susan Wilger, Anne Hayes Egan, Alexis Brandt, Micaela Imar de la Rosa
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Southwest Center for Health Innovation
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American Indian Trauma Report 2020
Identifies the disproportionate impact of trauma on Native Americans in Arizona in order to target interventions to improve injury prevention programs and reduce traumatic injuries. Identifies patient demographics, trauma risk factors such as alcohol or drug use, injury characteristics, access to care, and mortality rates.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Department of Health Services
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