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Resources by Topic: Mental health

Rural Mental Health: Challenges and Opportunities Caring for the Country
Presentation slides providing an overview of the mental health crisis in rural America and offer suggestions to address the crisis. Includes brief examples of programs that have shown to be successful.
Author(s): Dennis F. Mohatt
Date: 01/2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WICHE Center for Rural Mental Health Research
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Rural Healthy People 2010
A three-volume publication that focuses on the top rural health concerns and objectives associated with the Healthy People 2010 focus areas. Volume 1 contains brief overviews of the top ten rural health priority areas, as well as associated models for practice. Volume 2 contains in-depth literature reviews for each of the top rural health priority areas. Volume 3 addresses additional focus areas, with overviews, literature reviews, and accompanying models for practice.
Date: 2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Southwest Rural Health Research Center
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The Role of Community Mental Health Centers As Rural Safety Net Providers
Case studies of three Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs) serving rural populations in Maine, Minnesota, and Oregon to determine if acting as a mental health safety net provider was within their mission.
Author(s): David Hartley, Donna C. Bird, David Lambert, John Coffin
Date: 11/2002
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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Treating Depression in Primary Care Settings: No Simple Guarantee for Success
Addresses strategies and barriers for delivering mental health services in primary care settings to veterans in rural areas. Focuses on treating depression, including depression in those with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Author(s): Joann E. Kirchner
Date: 06/2002
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: VA Health Services Research & Development Service
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Essential Research Issues in Rural Health: The State Rural Health Directors' Perspective
Focuses on the key issues confronting state rural health directors. The major research issues identified were workforce, mental health, EMS, telemedicine, and a lack of local data.
Author(s): Michael J. O'Grady, Curt D. Mueller, Gail R. Wilensky
Date: 03/2002
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
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Addressing Mental Health Workforce Needs in Underserved Rural Areas: Accomplishments and Challenges
Reviews efforts to address mental health workforce needs in underserved rural areas. Includes a history of federal efforts to address rural mental health workforce needs. Discusses Mental Health Professional Shortage Area (MHPSA) designations.
Author(s): Donna C. Bird, Patricia Dempsey, David Hartley
Date: 10/2001
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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Medicaid Managed Behavioral Health in Rural Areas
Reports on state implementation of Medicaid managed behavioral health (MMBH) programs in rural areas. Describes these programs in terms of Medicaid populations served, program design, and implementation model. Describe the experience of programs regarding access to and coordination of services.
Additional links: Research and Policy Brief: Medicaid Managed Behavioral Health Programs in Rural Areas, August 2001
Author(s): David Lambert, John Gale, Donna Bird, David Hartley
Date: 01/2001
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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Mental Health: Culture, Race, and Ethnicity — A Supplement to Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General
Provides comprehensive coverage of issues relevant to the mental health of racial and ethnic minorities. Includes some information specific to rural areas.
Date: 2001
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Health Care in Rural America
Report focuses on access of people in rural America to basic healthcare services. An important source of rural health information that continues to be of historical value. Covers rural populations and health programs, rural health services, and workforce. Detailed information on maternal and infant health services and rural mental health services.
Date: 09/1990
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Congress Office of Technology Assessment
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North Carolina Statewide Telepsychiatry Program, SFY 2018
County-level map showing telepsychiatry sites and provider hubs in North Carolina rural and urban counties.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
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