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Mental and Behavioral Health of Rural Children - Insights from the CDC MMWR Rural Health Series

Date:
Duration: approximately 60 minutes

Featured Speakers:

Lara Robinson Lara Robinson, PhD, MPH, Child Development Studies Team at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
Reem M. Ghandour Reem M. Ghandour, DrPH, Director of the Division of Epidemiology in HRSA MCHB’s Office of Epidemiology and Research
Linda Summers Linda Summers, PhD, FNP, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Certified Nurse Practitioner-Psychiatric for Ben Archer Health Center
Kara Bower Kara Bower, LBSW, Welcome Baby Healthy Start Program Director at Ben Archer Health Center

The next CDC MMWR Rural Health Series webinar will focus on the recently released series report Differences in Health Care, Family, and Community Factors Associated with Mental, Behavioral, and Developmental Disorders among Young Children across Rural and Urban Settings – US, 2011-2012.

CDC’s lead author, Dr. Robinson, and HRSA’s contributing author, Dr. Ghandour, will begin by examining factors impacting mental and behavioral health for rural children. The discussion of the research findings will be followed by insights from Ben Archer Health Center (BAHC), a recipient of multiple HRSA grant awards. Dr. Summers and Ms. Bower will share how BAHC is addressing the mental and behavioral health needs of children at the community level.