Integrated Care in a Frontier Community
Examines the Southeast Health Group (SHG) in La Junta, Colorado, which coordinates physical and behavioral health using patient-centered, wellness-based care coordination to empower patients and promote self-directed care. Focuses on hiring providers who share SHG's philosophy of care, using community resources, and engaging peer support specialists.
Date: 07/2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value view details
Medicaid Payment and Delivery System Reform: Challenges and Opportunities for Rural Health Systems
An analysis of the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on rural Medicaid programs across the U.S. Examines their acceptance of alternate payment models and their applications of delivery system reform. Provides policy recommendations supporting integrated and comprehensive primary care delivery and rural participation in value-based payment and delivery system reforms.
Author(s): Keith J. Mueller, Charlie Alfero, Andrew F. Coburn, et al. Date: 06/2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Policy Research Institute Rural Health Panel view details
The Future of Rural Behavioral Health
Policy paper discussing the unique challenges of providing
behavioral healthcare services in rural areas. Includes
policy recommendations and interventions related to
workforce development, reimbursement and financing,
integration of care, and the use of technology in
delivering behavioral healthcare.
Author(s): Will Wilson, Angela Bangs, Tammy Hatting Date: 02/2015 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association view details
Providing Whole-Person Care: Integrating Behavioral Health Into Primary Care
Discusses how a patient-centered medical home in rural North Carolina is integrating primary care with mental health treatment to meet the core health needs of patients, while recognizing the need for making referrals to specialty care for more severe mental illness. Also discusses the benefits of telebehavioral health.
Author(s): Jan Sweet Freeman Citation: North Carolina Medical Journal, 1(76), 24-28 Date: 01/2015 Type: Document view details
Oral Health Strategic Framework 2014–2017
Presents a framework for improving oral healthcare. Highlights the federal government's oral healthcare priorities and outlines 5 different oral health policy goals, such as integration into primary care, improve oral health literacy, and the advancement of research, among others.
Date: 2015 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services view details
Special Considerations for Mental Health Services in Rural Schools
Discusses the challenges experienced by rural and frontier schools regarding the development, implementation, and the expansion of behavioral health services for students and their families.
Author(s): Susan Wilger Date: 2015 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration view details