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Resources by Topic: Mental health

Mental Health Encounters in Critical Access Hospital Emergency Rooms: A National Survey
Examines the extent to which Critical Access Hospital (CAH) emergency rooms are used as a mental health safety net. Investigates the types of cases that present with mental health problems, as well as the resources available to emergency room staff in CAHs for addressing such problems.
Additional links: Research and Policy Brief: Smallest Rural Hospitals Treat Mental Health Emergencies
Author(s): David Hartley, Erika Ziller, Stephenie Loux, et al.
Date: 09/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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Rural Mental Health in the WICHE West: Meeting Workforce Demands through Regional Partnership
Discusses the mental health workforce needs facing the states that are part of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) and what can be done to effectively meeting the mental health care needs of the region.
Date: 03/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Depression in Rural Populations: Prevalence, Effects on Life Quality, and Treatment-Seeking Behavior
Reports on major depression in urban and rural adults and communication of symptoms to a healthcare provider.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Date: 2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Effects of Uninsurance during the Preceding 10 Years On Health Status among Rural Working Age Adults
Examines the effects of gaps in health insurance coverage on how individuals rate their physical and mental health.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Date: 2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Mental Health Risk Factors, Unmet Needs, and Provider Availability for Rural Children
Reports on mental health needs for urban and rural children and availability of healthcare professionals, including behavioral health providers, in urban and rural areas.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Date: 2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Telecare Shows Promise for Treating Depression in Rural Primary Care Settings, According to TEAM Study Results
Reports on a study that addresses the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of using telemedicine technologies (e.g., telephones, interactive video, electronic medical records, and the Internet) to improve the outcomes of depression in small rural Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs).
Author(s): John Fortney, Jeffrey Pyne
Date: 06/2004
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: VA Health Services Research & Development Service
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Charleston, West Virginia, September 7-9, 2003
Minutes for a September 2003 meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services in Charleston, West Virginia. Topics addressed include health professions education, mental health integration, oral health, and senior services.
Date: 09/2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Medicare: Modest Eligibility Expansion for Critical Access Hospital Program Should Be Considered
Examines the Critical Access Hospital (CAH) program and makes recommendations on CAH eligibility related to the ban on inpatient psychiatric or rehabilitation distinct part units and the limit on patient census.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 09/2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Uvalde, Texas, June 8-10, 2003
Minutes from a National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services meeting in Texas. Topics addressed include public health issues in Texas, mental health, oral health, and aging.
Date: 06/2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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The Rural Psychologist
Thematic issue of ten articles on a variety of topics related to providing mental health services in rural areas.
Citation: APA Monitor on Psychology, 34(6)
Date: 06/2003
Type: Document
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