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About this Toolkit

This toolkit was produced by the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center, in partnership with the NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, and in collaboration with the Rural Health Information Hub.

Contributors from the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center include Carrie Henning-Smith and Maddie Johnson.

For questions or comments about the toolkit, or for further assistance with using the toolkit, please contact:

The University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center wishes to acknowledge the following individuals, who have contributed their time and expertise to ensure that this toolkit is as useful and up-to-date as possible:

  • Tenly Pau Biggs, SAMHSA/Center for Mental Health Services
  • Andrew Philip, SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions National Council for Behavioral Health
  • Alexander Ross, HRSA

The Mental Health in Rural Communities Toolkit was first published on 2/12/19.

The development of this toolkit was supported by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Department (HHS) under contract #HHSH250201300021I/HHSH25034002T.