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Resources by Topic: Mental health

Data Snapshot: Suicide in Ohio
Provides information on suicide in Ohio, with data broken down by mortality rate, sex, race/ethnicity, age, method, mental health status, and county.
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Policy Institute of Ohio
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Geographic Differences in Preconception Health Indicators Among Ohio Women Who Delivered Live Births, 2019–2021
Examines preconception health indicators in Ohio women based on geographical differences. Utilizes data from the 2019–2021 Ohio Pregnancy Assessment Survey to analyze indicators such as health behaviors and conditions, substance use, and wanted versus unwanted pregnancy according to metropolitan, Appalachian, rural non-Appalachian, and suburban location.
Author(s): Natalie DiPietro Mager, Michelle Menegay, Connie Bish, Reena Oza-Frank
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 21
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
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An 'Unseen' Struggle: Addressing Hoarding Disorder in Rural Communities
Discusses the challenges of identifying and addressing hoarding disorder in rural areas, as well as the impact it can have on the ability to age in place. Highlights resources and strategies that can be effective in rural areas to help address this issue.
Author(s): Gretel Kauffman
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Availability of Mental Telehealth Services in the US
Examines availability, wait times, and service features of mental telehealth services across demographic and geographical characteristics. Analyzes mental health treatment facilities (MHTFs) across the U.S. and provides data on mental health conditions treated, types of services used, and facility and county characteristics of MHTFs, including metro versus nonmetro location.
Author(s): Jonathan Cantor, Megan S. Schuler, Samantha Matthews, et al.
Citation: JAMA Health Forum, 5(2)
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
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Impact of Driving Cessation on Health-Related Quality of Life Trajectories
Examines the impact of driving cessation (DC) in older drivers aged 65-79 on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in rural and urban populations. Includes charts showing differences in HRQoL related to DC in metro core, metro non-core, and small town/rural areas. Discusses the impact of access to alternative transportation on mental health and HRQoL in older adults.
Author(s): Thelma J. Mielenz, Haomiao Jia, Carolyn DiGuiseppi, et al.
Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 22, 13
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
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Clinician Burnout in Rural & Tribal Communities
An infographic that describes clinician burnout in rural and tribal areas, with a focus on staffing challenges, cultural and community factors, scope of practice, continuity of care issues, and related resources and strategies to mitigate challenges.
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Health Service Corps
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Crime, Violence, Discipline, and Safety in U.S. Public Schools: Findings From the School Survey on Crime and Safety, 2021–22
Reports on crime and violence in U.S. public schools based on data from the School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS). Includes programs and practices in schools to prevent crime as well as data tables on recorded incidents of crime, threats and physical attacks, hate crimes, substance abuse issues, mental health factors, and more. Include breakdowns of crime and violence variables by city, suburb, town, or rural location.
Author(s): Riley Burr, Jana Kemp Ke, Wang
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: American Institutes for Research, National Center for Education Statistics
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Veterans Health: VA Should Improve Its Monitoring of Severe Maternal Complications and Mental Health Screenings
Examines Veterans Administration (VA) data on deaths and severe maternal morbidity among pregnant and postpartum veterans from fiscal year 2011 through 2020. Explores actions the VA has taken to monitor maternal health outcomes among pregnant and postpartum veterans and the extent to which the VA facilitates mental health screenings for these veterans. Offers recommendations to the VA regarding monitoring trends in severe maternal morbidity by veteran characteristics and maternity care coordinators' screening of veterans for mental health conditions. Includes rural references throughout.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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2024 New Hampshire Primary Care Sourcebook
Provides information on New Hampshire community health centers and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). Includes profiles of the Bi-State Primary Care Association's New Hampshire members, statistics on FQHC funding and various clinical quality measures in 2022, and a county-level map showing locations of New Hampshire FQHCs.
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bi-State Primary Care Association
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Tennessee Uninsured Adult Healthcare Safety Net: 2023 Annual Report
Reports on Tennessee's uninsured population, state safety net funding, and services provided in 2023. Describes and lists safety net service locations, including community and faith-based clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, and more. Provides county-by-county data on primary, oral, and specialty care population-to-provider ratios, and includes county-level maps identifying Health Resource Shortage Areas. Highlights issues affecting rural Tennessee throughout, including adequacy of healthcare and access to services.
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Tennessee Department of Health
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