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Report on the Mental Health Program for Veterans for Fiscal Year 2023
Report on the administration of the Texas Mental Health Program for Veterans. Discusses various program outcomes and services to special populations including rural, female, and incarcerated veterans. Offers recommendations for future program goals.
Date: 12/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Health and Human Services
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RCORP: Helping Meet Rural Needs
Video series featuring the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy's Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP), a multi-year initiative that funds a range of grant programs to help rural communities treat and prevent opioid use disorder. RCORP grantees share how they have used this funding to address the needs of their communities.
Date: 11/2023
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Substance Use Among Rural Adolescents With Incarcerated Parents: Evidence From a State-Wide Sample
Presents a study on the potential correlation between parental incarceration and rural adolescent substance use. Draws data from the 2019 Minnesota Student Survey and breaks down findings by age, household substance use, and poverty, among other factors.
Author(s): Luke Muentner, Katie K. McLaughlin, Rebecca Shlafer
Citation: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 11/2023
Type: Document
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Recent Incarceration, Substance Use, Overdose, and Service Use Among People Who Use Drugs in Rural Communities
Compares 2,935 people who use drugs (PWUD) in rural areas of 10 states to evaluate the impact of time since last incarceration on access to treatment and overdose rates. Discusses policy measures that could increase access to and successful completion of treatment for substance use disorders.
Author(s): Daniel B. Hoover, Todd Korthuis, Elizabeth Needham Waddell, et al.
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 6(11), 2342222
Date: 11/2023
Type: Document
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Fentanyl in Native Communities: Native Perspectives on Addressing the Growing Crisis
Recording of a November 8, 2023 hearing discussing fentanyl in both Native Hawaiian and American Indian and Alaska Native Communities. Features testimony from Lummi Nation, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota, Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Reservation, and representatives of the behavioral health and public health fields. Discusses the criminal justice system, behavioral health workforce shortages, health impacts of historical trauma, and more. Captions available within the video player.
Additional links: Dr. A. Aukahi Austin Seabury, Ph.D., I Ola Lāhui, Inc. - Testimony, Dr. Claradina Soto, Ph.D., Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California - Testimony, Mr. Eric M. Gettis, Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium - Testimony, The Honorable Bryce Kirk, Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck - Testimony, The Honorable Jamie S. Azure, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota - Testimony, The Honorable Tony Hillaire, Lummi Nation - Testimony
Date: 11/2023
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
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Strategies for Supervising People with Mental Illnesses on Probation Caseloads: Results from a Nationwide Study
Examines how probation agencies screen mental health, determine supervision strategies based on characteristics of the caseload, and supervise their probation cases when the individual has a mental illness. Analyzes survey data related to probation caseloads from 179 respondents, each representing a unique U.S. county, with comparisons between rural and urban counties.
Author(s): Tonya B. Van Deinse, Mariah Cowell Mercier, Allison K. Waters, et al.
Citation: Health & Justice, 11, 41
Date: 10/2023
Type: Document
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New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department 2023-2024 Annual Progress and Services Plan (APSR)
Reports on progress made towards outcomes in the areas of child welfare services, early childhood services, behavioral health services, and juvenile justice services. Addresses issues specific to rural areas, collaboration with tribes in the state, and coordination with the state Medicaid system for the behavioral and physical health needs of children, families, and youth in New Mexico.
Date: 09/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: New Mexico Children, Youth, and Families Department
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Culturally Responsive Pathways to Peer Programming in Tribal Communities
Discusses best practices for the use of peer recovery support services (PRSS) for addiction recovery in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. Includes a culturally competent adaptation of the Sequential Intercept Model (SIM) and offers evidence-based case studies.
Date: 09/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice
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'Planting Seeds of Change': In Rural Counties, Expanding Jail-Based Mental Health Services is a Community Effort
Examines the challenges of providing access to mental health services in rural jails. Features a telehealth counseling program in rural Texas and an Ohio program offering case management and mental health services to people in the county jail.
Author(s): Gretel Kauffman
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 09/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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DRCHSD Spotlight: Urgent & Primary Care of Clarksdale in Clarksdale, Mississippi
Discusses how Urgent and Primary Care of Clarksdale in Clarksdale, Mississippi, and community partners constructed a community garden to improve patient and community access to healthy food. Describes how clinic staff used Delta Region Community Health Systems Development Program resources to increase access to care through telehealth, including using technology to provide healthcare services to people incarcerated at the Coahoma County Detention Facility.
Date: 08/2023
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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