Mental Health Outcomes Among Patients Living in US Counties Lacking Broadband Access and Psychiatrists
Presents a study on mental health access for people who live in counties without psychiatrists and broadband coverage. Discusses the expansion of telehealth services for mental healthcare and consultation. Aims to evaluate mental health access in mostly rural counties with a workforce shortage and a lack of broadband access.
Author(s): Tarun Ramesh, Ryan K. McBain, Jonathan H. Cantor, et al. Citation: JAMA Network Open, 6(9), e2333781 Date: 09/2023 Type: Document view details
The State of Obesity 2023: Better Policies for a Healthier America
Presents the latest data available on adult and childhood obesity rates, with breakdowns by state and select demographic characteristics. Examines key current and emerging policies, provides funding opportunities, and outlines recommended policy actions. Includes a special feature that examines obesity trends over the past 20 years.
Author(s): Molly Warren, Madison West, Stacy Beck Date: 09/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Trust for America's Health view details
State Principles for Financing Substance Use Care, Treatment, and Support Services
Provides an overview of strategies to strengthen and finance evidence-based substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and support services. Focuses on the role of public health to address SUD, the need for appropriate policy, and plans to reduce access issues and health disparities in marginalized communities. Includes considerations and examples from rural areas.
Executive Summary, Webinar
Author(s): Hadley Fitzgerald, Disha Williams Date: 09/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Care Strategies view details
Meeting the Health and Social Needs of LGBTQ+ Older Adults Through Medicaid
Brief describing the unique healthcare needs for older LGBTQ+ adults. Discusses health outcome disparities, discrimination, intersectionality, barriers to care, and the challenges for rural residents. Offers recommendations for improving outcomes for older, Medicaid-enrolled LGBTQ+ adults in California.
Author(s): Matthew Phan, Carrie Graham, Torshira Moffet, Jason Flatt Date: 09/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Care Strategies view details
Northern New York Needs Assessment Rural Practitioners Report
Highlights the substance use disorder (SUD) treatment needs and barriers to care in Northern New York (NNY). Bases needs assessment on the findings of an online survey of NNY practitioners and discusses some of the types of SUD treatment and substances being treated, along with a discussion of the barriers to care the providers have experienced.
Date: 08/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: University of Vermont Center on Rural Addiction view details