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Resources by Topic: Behavioral health

Rural America in Crisis: The Changing Opioid Overdose Epidemic
Discusses the history of the opioid epidemic and its effect on rural communities, as well as key functions of public health programs that can help prevent opioid overdoses. Lists several resources regarding opioids and overdose prevention.
Author(s): Rita Noonan
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Pain in the Nation: The Drug, Alcohol and Suicide Crises and the Need for a National Resilience Strategy
Presents a report on the causes, costs, and potential solutions to the drug, alcohol, and suicide crisis in the U.S. Includes national report, as well as state-level reports and other materials aimed at addressing the prevalence of suicide and drug and alcohol addiction across the country.
Author(s): Laura M. Segal, Anne De Biasi, Jennifer L. Mueller, Consultant Kendra May, Molly Warren
Date: 11/2017
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Trust for America's Health
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Examining Exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) among South Carolina Adults
Poster presentation examining adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) among South Carolina adults by rural versus urban residence, adult physical and mental health status, and alcohol use. Includes statistics on ACE exposure by poor physical health, mental distress, and gender. Covers public policy and program applications.
Author(s): Elizabeth Radcliff, Elizabeth Crouch, Melissa Strompolis
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: South Carolina Rural Health Research Center
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Robert Pack & Maggie Elehwany: VRHA Keynoters--and VRHA Board President Summer Sage
Recording from the 2017 Virginia Rural Health Association (VRHA)'s Rural Health Providers Conference. Discussion of new rural healthcare-related education initiatives and resources, grant funding to help combat the Virginia opioid crisis, and rural health policy developments on the federal level and their impact on rural areas.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organizations: Center for Rural Affairs, National Rural Education Association
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Accessing Behavioral Health Services in Rural Communities
Presentation slides discussing the affordability and availability of behavioral health services in rural communities. Covers examples in the evolution of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs).
Author(s): Keith J. Mueller
Date: 11/2017
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities Among Rural Adults — United States, 2012-2015
Reports on racial/ethnic health disparities among rural residents. Includes data by race/ethnicity for health-related quality of life, healthcare access and use, chronic health conditions, and health-related behaviors. Based on data from the 2012–2015 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.
Author(s): Cara V. James, Ramal Moonesinghe, Shondelle M. Wilson-Frederick, et al.
Location: MMWR Surveillance Summaries, 66(23), 1-9
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Rural Health Research Recap: Rural Behavioral Health
Summarizes key findings from the Rural Health Research Centers' most recent rural behavioral health projects. Discusses mental illness prevalence in rural areas, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) among rural children, access to behavioral health services in rural communities, and rural behavioral health interventions. Provides links to each of the referenced source documents.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Research Gateway
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The President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis
Includes recommendations set forth by the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis to combat the opioid epidemic. Details plans for federal funding, prevention, treatment, education, and research. Discusses the role of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Justice in facilitating the proposed course of action.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: The President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis
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Rural Youth Fight for Tobacco-Free Communities
Highlights teen-led programs to prevent tobacco use in rural Kentucky, Vermont, and Montana. Discusses the impact youth can have on local and state policy related to tobacco, and well as the effectiveness youth have in reaching their peers on this issue.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Location: Rural Monitor
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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North Dakota Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas
County-level map of North Dakota showing the locations of designated mental health professional shortage areas (HPSAs) and designated mental health facilities.
Additional links: North Dakota Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas with Scores
Date: 11/2017
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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