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Resources by Topic: Behavioral health

Medications for Opioid Use Disorder: The Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 63
Details guidelines for implementing medication assisted treatment (MAT) of opioid use disorder (OUD) for healthcare professionals, policymakers, patients, and families. Discusses the different medications available to treat OUD, how and when to administer them, as well as what to watch for when using MAT for OUD.
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Hearing on the Opioid Crisis: Removing Barriers to Prevent and Treat Opioid Abuse and Dependence in Medicare
Presents a U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means Health Subcommittee hearing on the opioid crisis. Focuses specifically on addiction treatment and prevention efforts to protect older Americans who rely on Medicare.
Date: 02/2018
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: House Ways and Means Committee, Subcommittee on Health
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Snapshot of Rural Health in Colorado 2018
Provides an overview of rural health in Colorado. Includes data and statistics on a variety of indicators, such as education, poverty, rural economy, healthcare coverage and access, rural health information technology, mental health, oral health, and workforce shortages.
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Colorado Rural Health Center
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Nebraska Health Professional Shortage Areas: Mental Health 2018
Shows mental health professional shortage areas throughout Nebraska.
Date: 02/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Office of Rural Health
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Case Studies of Telehealth Programs in New York
Synthesizes information from 7 case studies of healthcare providers who regularly use telehealth applications in service delivery, including those who serve patients in rural communities. Identifies common themes and findings related to the impact of these services on provider organizations and patient populations. Featured programs include those emphasizing oral health, home care, and psychiatric care.
Author(s): Robert Martiniano, Carol Rodat, Bridget Baker, Lauren Boyd, Rachel Carter, et al.
Date: 01/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Workforce Studies
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Recasting the Net: Promoting Wellness to Prevent Suicide in Alaska
Reports on the State of Alaska's plan for suicide prevention for the years 2018-2022. Presents a 6 goal plan for the prevention and reversal of the conditions that often lead to suicide. Includes strategies for implementation and evaluation of interventions.
Date: 01/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
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Evaluation of the Department of Veterans Affairs Mental Health Services
Report by a committee of experts detailing veterans' ability to access mental health services through the Department of Veterans Affairs. Analyzes access to care, quality of care, and current barriers to both. Presents effective and efficient models for providing mental healthcare to veterans. Mentions rural throughout the report.
Author(s): Committee to Evaluate the Department of Veterans Affairs Mental Health Services
Date: 01/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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Health Equity in New Mexico: 12th Edition
Provides information about the health status of various population groups throughout New Mexico and educates readers on the state's health equity issues. Designed to help policymakers and other stakeholders implement strategies that reduce health disparities and improve health outcomes for all New Mexicans. Includes information and statistics specific to New Mexico's rural regions.
Date: 01/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: New Mexico Department of Health
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Rural Health Research Recap: Opioid Use and Treatment Availability
Summarizes key findings from the Rural Health Research Centers' most recent research on opioid use and treatment. Focuses on research related to opioid use in rural communities, treatment for opioid use disorder, perceived need and use of treatment, and rural community response. Provides links to each of the referenced source documents.
Date: 01/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Research Gateway
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Communicating about Opioids in Appalachia: Challenges, Opportunities, and Best Practices
Describes how opioids are affecting Appalachia and offers suggestions on how community-based organizations can promote prevention and treatment, and eliminate the stigma of addiction.
Date: 01/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Regional Commission, Oak Ridge Associated Universities
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