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Kansas Ag Stress: Focusing on Farmer's Mental Health
Discusses the impact of the agricultural industry on the Kansas economy and the potential stressors and dangers related to the farming industry. Offers resources and strategies for reducing farmer mental health stigma and suicide.
Additional links: Slide Deck
Date: 07/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Office of Primary Care & Rural Health
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HIV Prevention and Treatment Challenges in Rural America
A webinar recording that covers issues related to HIV healthcare in rural communities and presents HIV data in the United States. Discusses populations who should be offered pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), current options in HIV treatment, and rural health issues such as stigma, medical and mental health shortage areas, and LGBT discrimination. Provides healthcare options available in Kansas.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organizations: AIDS Education and Training Centers National Coordinating Resource Center, University of Kansas Medical Center
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Focus on School-based Mental Health for Rural Central Virginia's Youth
Policy brief highlighting the increasing need for mental health care among the rural youth population of central Virginia and in the U.S. in general. Explores the effect that pandemic-related school shutdowns have had on youth mental health, and the stigma surrounding mental health care in rural areas. Features statistics on suicide rates per 100,000 population with breakdowns by sex and rural or urban location, and student to school psychologist ratios from 2019-2020 with breakdowns by state.
Author(s): Sety Abooali
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia State Office of Rural Health
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Summit Equips Participants to Take Action on Health Inequity and Stigma Related to Substance Use Disorder in Rural Communities
Highlights the Taking Action National Rural Substance Use Disorder Health Equity and Stigma Summit hosted by the University of Rochester Medicine Recovery Center of Excellence on May 18-20, 2022. Includes select presentation recordings and resources related to rural substance use disorder (SUD) care, overdose prevention, addressing stigma, and other related topics.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: University of Rochester Medicine Recovery Center of Excellence
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Exploring the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Syringe Services Programs in Rural Kentucky
Describes ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic affected syringe services programs (SSP) operations, using data from interviews conducted in 2020 with 18 people involved in SSP implementation in rural Kentucky counties.
Author(s): Jennifer L. Glick, Suzanne M. Grieb, Samantha J. Harris, et al.
Citation: Harm Reduction Journal, 19(47)
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
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Cancer Screening among Rural People Who Use Drugs: Colliding Risks and Barriers
Examines cancer screening trends related to people who use drugs (PWUD) from 37 participant surveys and 8 follow-up interviews conducted between July 2020 and July 2021. Discusses issues of healthcare access and stigma for PWUD and how these issues impact cancer disparities in rural areas.
Author(s): Wiley D. Jenkins, Jennifer Rose, Yamile Molina, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(8)
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
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Parent Partners Provide Mentoring and Support in Rural Iowa
Features a statewide program in Iowa that pairs families whose children have been removed from the home with mentors with shared experience who have successfully navigated the state's Department of Human Services system. Describes the services that mentors provide: coaching, advocating, and connecting clients with community resources.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 03/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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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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Uncaring Landscapes and HIV Peer Support in the Rural Southern United States
Presents oral histories of an HIV peer support group and interviews with queer-identified Black men in a rural southern area. Discusses the impact of social determinants such as racism, stigma, and social disconnection specific to this population and their related health disparities.
Author(s): Darius Scott
Citation: Social Science & Medicine, 292
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
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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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