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Telehealth Has Played an Outsized Role Meeting Mental Health Needs During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Explores usage of telehealth for physical and mental health outpatient visits between March 2019 and August 2021. Figure 3 shows use of mental health and substance use telehealth visits versus other outpatient telehealth visits, with rural versus urban comparisons. Includes a discussion about payment models for telehealth via private insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid.
Author(s): Justin Lo, Matthew Rae, Krutika Amin, et al.
Date: 03/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Kansas Health Statistics Report
Reports on various health conditions in Kansas including mental illness, weather-related health issues, and county-level Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). Provides updated statistics about county population density and a summary of the 2020 vital statistics.
Date: 03/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Department of Health and Environment
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Association Between Mental Health and Oral Health Status and Care Utilization
Highlights a study on the correlation between oral and mental health issues. Examines factors that contribute to poor mental and oral health status. Details participants' household income, insurance status, and whether they live in a metro or non-metro area, among other factors.
Author(s): Tamanna Tiwari, Abigail Kelly, Cameron L. Randall, et al.
Citation: Frontiers in Oral Health, 2, 732882
Date: 02/2022
Type: Document
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Pennsylvania State Health Improvement Plan Annual Report: Fiscal Year 2020-2021
Provides health outcome measures identified in the State Health Improvement Plan, and describes progress made on strategic initiatives, focusing on obesity and nutrition, primary care and preventive services, and behavioral health. Features statistics including numbers of Pennsylvania primary care, dental, and mental Health Professional Shortages Areas in 2015 and 2020.
Date: 02/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Pennsylvania Department of Health
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Mental Health in Rural Areas
Policy position paper focused on mental health in rural areas. Discusses barriers and policy recommendations regarding the availability, access, and acceptability of mental health care in rural communities.
Author(s): Brenda Mack, Heather Whetsell, Janessa M. Graves
Date: 02/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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PCORI Virtual Briefing on Suicide Prevention in Youth and Young Adults: Watch the Briefing
Discusses suicide risk in young adults and how the issue has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes expert panel discussion and conversations around increased risk in rural areas, as well as information on PCORI-funded research on youth suicide.
Date: 02/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
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Mental Health Surveillance Among Children — United States, 2013–2019
Examines mental disorders and indicators of poor mental health among children, mental health services for children, and positive indicators of mental health, based on data from nine federal surveillance systems. Includes rural data on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder; behavioral or conduct problems; depression; anxiety; autism spectrum disorder; Tourette syndrome; substance use disorder, alcohol use disorder, and/or illicit drug use disorder; suicidal ideation and suicide attempts; receipt of mental health treatment, services, and medication; and positive indicators of mental health.
Author(s): Rebecca H. Bitsko, Angelika H. Claussen, Jesse Lichstein, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report) Supplements, 71(2), 1-42
Date: 02/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Changes in Suicide Rates — United States, 2019 and 2020
Reports counts and age-adjusted suicide rates during 2019 and 2020 for different populations. Includes data for metropolitan, micropolitan, and noncore areas overall and by sex.
Author(s): Daniel C. Ehlman, Ellen Yard, Deborah M. Stone, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 71(8), 306-312
Date: 02/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Support for Rural Colorado Schools Survey: Opportunities for Philanthropy to Address District Needs
Discusses results from an October 2021 survey in rural Colorado schools about urgent challenges and needed supports. Offers guidance for collaborating with philanthropic funders to meet needs in rural schools to address mental health, staffing shortages, academic support, and other issues.
Author(s): Katrina Boone, Paul Beach, Juliet Squire
Date: 02/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bellwether Education Partners
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Strategies and Interventions to Reduce Suicide: Proceedings of a Workshop
Summarizes insights from a two-part virtual public workshop focused on suicide prevention interventions. Includes discussion of suicide trends for specific populations. Addresses a wide range of strategies and approaches to meet the needs of different groups, including rural and tribal populations.
Additional links: Read Online
Author(s): Forum on Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
Date: 02/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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