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Resources by Topic: Behavioral health

Rural-Urban Differences in Work Patterns Among Adults With Depressive Symptoms
Examines how depressive symptoms affect employment patterns among young to middle-career adults, with information for rural and urban residents.
Author(s): Lisa Morris, Stephenie Loux, Erika Ziller, David Hartley
Date: 03/2008
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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Employment of Advanced-Practice Psychiatric Nurses to Stem Rural Mental Health Workforce Shortages
Reports on the advanced-practice psychiatric nurse (APPN) workforce and discusses the potential of using APPNs to address the shortage of mental health providers in rural communities.
Author(s): Nancy P. Hanrahan, David Hartley
Citation: Psychiatric Services, 59(1), 109-111
Date: 01/2008
Type: Document
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Distribution of Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities Across the Rural – Urban Continuum
Reports findings from a study examining the distribution of substance abuse treatment facilities in rural and urban counties. Identifies the type and intensity of services provided.
Additional links: Research and Policy Brief, February 2008
Author(s): Jennifer Lenardson, John A. Gale
Date: 10/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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Rural Inpatient Psychiatric Units Improve Access to Community-Based Mental Health Services, but Medicare Payment Policy a Barrier
Examines inpatient psychiatric units (IPUs) in rural hospitals as well as the community-based mental health services available to patients.
Author(s): Stephenie Loux, David Hartley, David Lambert
Date: 08/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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Substance Abuse Among Rural Youth: A Little Meth and a Lot of Booze
Examines substance abuse among rural youth, with rural-urban comparisons for methamphetamine, Oxycontin, and alcohol abuse.
Date: 06/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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Preventing Hospitalizations in Depressed Rural Primary Care Patients
Policy brief examining whether depressed rural primary care patients are more likely than urban patients to be hospitalized for mental and physical problems. Investigates differences in hospitalization rates and if differences can be explained by specialty outpatient care. Determines whether rural patients face more insurance barriers to outpatient care.
Author(s): Scott Adams, Stan Xu, Fran Dong, Kathryn Rost
Date: 05/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WICHE Center for Rural Mental Health Research
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The 2007 Report to the Secretary: Rural Health and Human Service Issues
Report to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Examines three key topics in health and human services and their effects in rural areas: Medicare Advantage, Head Start, and substance abuse. Includes recommendations to address these topics.
Date: 01/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Urbanity, Rurality, and Adolescent Substance Use
Reports the results of a study on substance abuse among adolescents in a Southwestern state of the U.S. Examines whether there are differences in the association between peer and family factors with use between youth living in rural and urban areas.
Author(s): Jeremy M. Wilson, Joseph F. Donnermeyer
Citation: Criminal Justice Review, 31(4), 337-356
Date: 12/2006
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RAND Corporation
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The Forgotten Population
Describes the use of telehealth and home-based healthcare interventions to address a mental health crisis among elderly Americans in rural areas.
Author(s): Zak Stambor
Citation: APA Monitor on Psychology, 37(10), 52-53
Date: 11/2006
Type: Document
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Grand Forks, North Dakota, September 28-30, 2006
Minutes from a National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services meeting addressing the following topics: substance abuse, Head Start, and Medicare Advantage.
Date: 09/2006
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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