Rural Health Resources by Topic: Behavioral health
Disparities in Mental Health Care and Outcomes: A Healthy Metric Report for Wisconsin 2023
Provides an overview of mental health disparities in Wisconsin according to race/ethnicity, insurance type, age,
and rural versus urban location. Utilizes 2021 Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ) member organization data to report on mental health screenings, diagnoses, telehealth, and opportunities to improve mental healthcare in Wisconsin.
Date: 06/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment, Wisconsin Partnership Program view details
Access to Medications for Opioid Use Disorder in Rural Versus Urban Veterans Health Administration Facilities
Explores rural veterans' access to medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) via the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) system. Highlights VHA efforts to expand access to MOUD within VHA facilities and aims to identify access levels for rural veterans via the VA's Community Care program. Breaks down data by type of MOUD and by rural or urban location.
Author(s): Jessica J. Wyse, Sarah Shull, Stephan Lindner, et al. Citation: Journal of General Internal Medicine, 38(8), 1871-1876 Date: 06/2023 Type: Document view details
Native LGBTQ+ & Two-Spirit Resources
Presents a list of organizations and resources for LGBTQ+ and two-spirited people in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Features resources for youth, parents and caregivers, schools, and providers, among others.
Date: 06/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention view details
Critical Access Hospitals: Views on How Medicare Payment and Other Factors Affect Behavioral Health Services
Provides an overview of how Medicare payment policies for care provided by Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Explores how CAHs provide behavioral health services in their communities. Summarizes findings from interviews with officials from 10 CAHs, stakeholder organizations, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) regarding how
Medicare payment policies and other factors affect CAHs' ability to provide behavioral health services.
Date: 06/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office view details
TIP 64: Incorporating Peer Support Into Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services
Details guidelines for implementing peer support services (PSS) into programs for substance use treatment and recovery. Discusses the role of peer support workers in the recovery process in SUD treatment centers, recovery centers and residencies, and hospitals, among others. Breaks down the guidelines for PSS, such as professional supervision and peer worker training and certification. Includes a section on delivering peer support in rural areas on page 45 and other rural mentions throughout.
Date: 06/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration view details
The Impacts of Opioid Addiction on the Rural Workforce
A recorded webinar that examines how the rural workforce has been impacted by opioid addiction. Discusses issues of healthcare access, poverty, mental health, and farmworker health, along with data on workforce impacts. Includes resources to support opioid recovery and examples of recovery efforts in specific regions, such as Appalachia.
Executive Summary, Presentation, Transcript
Author(s): Kellie Kubena, Carol Wetuski, Lauren Wood, et al. Date: 06/2023 Type: Video/Multimedia Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Regional Commission, First Tennessee Development District, Office of Workforce Investment (OWI), U.S. Department of Agriculture view details
MedPAC Report to the Congress: Medicare and the Health Care Delivery System, June 2023
Evaluates Medicare payment issues and provides recommendations to the U.S. Congress. Chapter 7 presents a report on the use, payment, and quality of telehealth services that Medicare pays for separately under the physician fee schedule (PFS). Also includes chapters on the cost of drugs covered under Medicare Part B, postsale rebates for prescription drugs in Medicare Part D, standardized benefits in Medicare Advantage plans, future directions for Medicare Advantage payment policy, disparities in outcomes for beneficiaries with different social risks, Medicare behavioral health services, the alignment of fee-for-service payment rates across ambulatory settings, and the evaluation of a post-acute care prospective payment system prototype.
Date: 06/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission view details
Mental Health Treatment Among Children Aged 5–17 Years: United States, 2021
Reports on U.S. children between the ages of 5 and 17 who had counseling or therapy from a mental health professional or took prescription medication for mental health in the past 12 months. Includes data for children living in nonmetropolitan areas, small or medium metro areas, and large metro areas.
Author(s): Benjamin Zablotsky, Amanda E. Ng Date: 06/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics view details