Dissemination Methods for Mental Health Programs
In order to reach all interested audiences and stakeholders in rural mental health programs, a wide range of
dissemination strategies should be used.
There are numerous methods that make dissemination more
efficient for sharing information about rural mental health programs, including:
- Creating user-friendly technology to record evidence-based information. This tactic will make
dissemination of information easier as information will be stored in one location
- Training healthcare professionals on new evidence-based practices
- Facilitating a healthy and supportive work environment in order to engage employees at all levels to
participate in and share program successes
Overall, it is essential that rural communities share stories of their successes and best practices. By sharing
their work, individual programs can celebrate their successes and ensure their sustainability while also helping
other rural communities replicate effective rural mental health programs.
For more information on general dissemination methods for rural programs, please see the Rural Community Health
Toolkit Methods of Dissemination section.