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Oregon Areas of Unmet Health Care Need Report 2022
Covers nine variables that describe areas of unmet healthcare need in Oregon and measure access to primary care, mental, and oral healthcare services. Areas of unmet need are scored based on variables within the following categories: availability of providers, ability to afford care, and utilization. Includes statistics and county-level information by service areas.
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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Opioid Overdose Surveillance Preliminary District Report: Georgia, 2021
Describes district level fatal and nonfatal opioid-involved overdoses that occurred in Georgia from 2019-2021, including prescription opioids and illicit opioids including heroin, fentanyl, and fentanyl analogs. Features statistics on demographics, overdose deaths, and emergency department visits, with breakdowns by district, drug type, and year.
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Georgia Department of Public Health
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Emerging Adults Voice their Lived Experience: State of Hawai`i Substance Use System of Care Needs Assessment focused on Emerging Adults
Reports on a culturally responsive needs assessment focused on the substance use system in Hawaii and the experiences of emerging adults aged 18 to 29. Discusses qualitative data from behavioral health professionals as well as 24 emerging adults who have lived experiences with substance use disorder (SUD). Includes participants from various geographic areas with quotes from respective participants labeled by their rural or urban location.
Author(s): Susana Helm, Tai-An Miao, James Taylor, et al.
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: State of Hawai`i Department of Health, Alcohol & Drug Abuse Division
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Distance Learning and Online Coordination of Service in Pennsylvania's Rural School Districts
Examines the barriers rural Pennsylvania schools experienced in providing their communities with essential nonacademic services during COVID-19 pandemic closures. Analyzes information from rural school district websites, planning documents, superintendent surveys and interviews, and focus groups with constituents to understand needs around mental healthcare, professional development, internet and computer access, staff shortages, and more.
Additional links: Executive Summary
Author(s): Gerald LeTendre, Peggy Schooling, Hansol Woo, Meredith Bannon, Josh Almes
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
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Disparities in Current Cigarette Smoking Among US Adults With Mental Health Conditions
Examines the prevalence of smoking among adults with reported mental health conditions. Analyzes 19,398 respondents from the 2019 and 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health and breaks down the data state-by-state as well as by age, sex, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, education, disability, annual income, marriage status, health insurance and employment status, having been arrested in the past 12 months, and large metro, small metro, and nonmetro/rural area.
Author(s): Caitlin G. Loretan, Teresa W. Wang, Christina V. Watson, Ahmed Jamal
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 19
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
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Access and Coverage for Mental Health Care: Findings from the 2022 KFF Women's Health Survey
Presents data from the national 2022 KFF Women's Health Survey of 5,145 women and 1,225 men ages 18-64 where respondents were asked about their experiences in obtaining mental health services, including the use of telehealth, over the past two years. Data is focused on the mental health service needs of women by age, race/ethnicity, income, insurance, and on rural and urban telehealth usage.
Author(s): Karen Diep, Brittni Frederiksen, Michelle Long, Usha Ranji, Alina Salganicoff
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Comparison of In-Person vs. Telebehavioral Health Outcomes from Rural Populations Across America
Examines the efficacy of 2 federal behavioral health grant programs in reducing depression and anxiety in patients, comparing telehealth and in-person modalities in rural areas. Analyzes data from 1,514 patients participating in grant programs between 2017 and 2021 and their associated behavioral health modality. Includes demographic breakdowns by age, sex, race/ethnicity, and insurance status.
Author(s): Carly McCord, Fred Ullrich, Kimberly A. S. Merchant, et al.
Citation: BMC Psychiatry, 22, 778
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
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Addressing Behavioral Health Workforce Needs in Kansas
Examines the behavioral health workforce in Kansas by age and rural versus urban geographic distribution. Includes data on population to provider ratios for psychiatrists and licensed special clinical social workers (LSCSWs). Discusses strategies to reduce behavioral workforce shortages such as the utilization of telehealth.
Author(s): Cynthia Snyder, Angela Wu, Hina B. Shah, Wen-Chieh Lin
Date: 12/2022
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Health Institute
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All In: The Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness
Provides a framework for the federal government's strategic plan to prevent and reduce homelessness in the United States 25% by 2025. Discusses the current state of homelessness; feedback gained from listening sessions and public comments; disparities for LGBTQ+ persons, racial minorities, the formerly incarcerated, and those with disabilities; and the social determinants that cause homelessness. Includes strategic planning that collaborates with federal housing, mental health, and drug control agencies.
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: United States Interagency Council on Homelessness
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Florence County Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse and Mental Health Coalition - Increasing Community Capacity and Resources through Partnership
Details a community effort to address substance use and mental health issues in rural Florence County, WI. Highlights the coalition's efforts to address the behavioral health of the county's youth and families through school-based efforts and discusses how collective action can address behavioral health issues in rural communities.
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Bright Research Group, County Health Rankings & Roadmaps
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