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Resources by Topic: Mental health

Rural–Urban Differences in Behavioral Outcomes among Adults with Lifetime History of Traumatic Brain Injury with Loss of Consciousness: 2016–2019 Ohio BRFSS
Examines associations between rurality, traumatic brain injury (TBI) with loss of consciousness (LOC), alcohol use, and mental health issues. Includes statistical breakdowns of participants according to gender, age, race, and location, based on data from 16,941 Ohio Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey respondents. Discusses access to healthcare and mental health services in rural and urban locations.
Author(s): Robyn Feiss, John D. Corrigan, Kele Ding, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(3)
Date: 02/2022
Type: Document
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South Carolina Mental Health Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) By Category
County-level map showing Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas in South Carolina.
Date: 02/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
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Directory of Mississippi Health Facilities
Directory of Mississippi health facilities with address, phone number, and accreditation status if applicable, current as of February 2, 2022. Includes a list of rural health facilities on pages 88-98.
Date: 02/2022
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: Mississippi State Department of Health
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2022 Rural Advocacy Agenda
Outlines the American Hospital Association's federal policy priorities for rural hospitals in 2022. Offers recommendations in the areas of payment and reimbursement, care coordination, maternal and obstetric care, behavioral health, regulations, health information technology, workforce, and prescription drug prices.
Date: 02/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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Meeting the Behavioral Health Needs of Farm Families in Times of Economic Distress
Offers strategies to support development and integration of behavioral health services across healthcare and community-based organizations, including leveraging payment systems to support coordinated care for farm families and aligning federal grant programs to address mental health and substance use disorders. Features recommendations including integrating primary and behavioral care for initial treatment of mental health and substance abuse concerns, expanding the workforce to improve rural behavioral health services capacity, increasing telehealth services, and expanding private and public insurance coverage.
Author(s): Andrew F. Coburn, Alva O. Ferdinand, Alana Knudson, et al.
Date: 02/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Policy Research Institute Rural Health Panel
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Serious Mental Illness and Mental Health Treatment Utilization among Adults Residing in Non-Metropolitan and Metropolitan Counties
Results of a national study to estimate and compare the prevalence of serious mental illness and mental health treatment utilization, and reasons for not seeking mental health treatment among adults residing in non-metropolitan and metropolitan counties. Features statistics with breakdowns by metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas.
Author(s): Tyrone F. Borders, Timothy Williams
Date: 02/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Underserved Health Research Center
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Occupational Stressors and Access to COVID-19 Resources among Commuting and Residential Hispanic/Latino Farmworkers in a US-Mexico Border Region
Highlights a study on occupational stress during the COVID-19 pandemic experienced by farmworkers who commute daily from Mexico to the U.S. Breaks down data by personal characteristics, such as age, country of birth, and COVID-19 vaccination rates, among others.
Author(s): Annie Jane Keeney, Amy Quandt, Mercy D. Villaseñor, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(2), 763
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
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Medi-Cal Specialty Mental Health External Quality Review: FY 2020-21 Statewide Report
Reports on an external review of all 56 county Mental Health Plans (MHPs) that are contracted to provide specialty mental health services to California Medicaid beneficiaries, including breakdowns for rural areas. Discusses challenges meeting demand and recruiting and retaining healthcare providers. Highlights access to services through telehealth, bilingual providers, and culturally responsive services; timeliness of providing service and tracking timeliness; and quality management.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: California Department of Health Care Services
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Access to Mental Health Services in Rural Pennsylvania
Results of a study to assess the demand for mental health services in rural Pennsylvania, with a focus on youth and the elderly. Identifies challenges these populations face in accessing mental health care to provide options for improving and expanding mental healthcare services for underserved rural Pennsylvanians. Features demographics and statistics on health and mental health needs in rural Pennsylvania, with breakdowns by county.
Additional links: Executive Summary
Author(s): Juliana Svistova, Ahyoung Lee, Christopher Harris, et al.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
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Assessment of the Capacity of Virginia's Licensed Behavioral Health Workforce
Provides statewide and locality-specific data on the capacity of each of Virginia's licensed behavioral health (BH) professional types, data regarding Virginia's pipeline to produce more BH professionals, current demand for them, and the consequences of an inadequate supply. Features county-level maps showing distribution of psychiatrists, psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioners, licensed clinical psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, and licensed professional counselors, and a map showing Virginia Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas with limited broadband service.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Health Care Foundation
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