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The toolkit compiles evidence-based and promising models and resources to support organizations implementing mental health programs in rural communities across the United States, with a primary focus on adult mental health.
This toolkit compiles evidence-based and promising models and resources to support rural communities implementing maternal health programs across the United States.
This prerecorded webinar from the University of Rochester Medicine Recovery Center of Excellence discusses targeted naloxone distribution.
Discussion of topics including strategies to incorporate population health into rural health, how collaboration can help rural hospitals address population health issues, how rural healthcare systems can gain community support for population activities, and ways in which the rural healthcare workforce can be involved in population health. Examines various demonstration projects with roots in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
Rural Community Action Guide: Promising Practices Supplement includes practices which have been built and launched by State and local leaders across the country. Practices are listed by state in each section, and includes, where available, links to find further information online. After travel and dozens of stakeholder interviews, these activities were identified as promising practices to showcase because they are something that another community can replicate or use to inspire their own action.
In this report from NIH Research Matters: Rural youth often lack access to suicide prevention services, researchers found that despite higher suicide rates among rural youth, rural areas have fewer mental health facilities that provide suicide prevention services for youth. Moreover, the findings highlight the need to improve availability of mental health care in rural areas.
In an effort to be more responsive to the needs of rural law enforcement, the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office), working with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and local U.S. Attorneys, developed a strategy to gather feedback from rural law enforcement executives throughout the United States. As a result, a series of listening sessions, U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Conversations with Rural Law Enforcement Leaders, was planned. This report, Conversations with Rural Law Enforcement Leaders: Volume 2, provides the findings from several law enforcement agencies involved in listening sessions in 2019 and 2020. Virtual listening sessions were conducted during 2020 because of the COVID pandemic.
This report on the State of Rural Health published by Families USA helps to understand the devastating impact of COVID-19 on rural communities. It, also, helps highlight the need for integrated care, including telehealth in rural communities. Access to care and economic impact of COVID-19 has created significant strain on rural health systems.
Suicide is now the second leading cause of death among teens and young adults. Studies have revealed geographic differences in youth suicide rates. Youth living in rural areas are at greater risk of suicide than those living in urban areas. Suicide rates are also growing at a faster pace among rural youth.
#FarmTownStrong: Together, We'll Overcome the Opioid Epidemic provides tools for families and community workers to support the 74% of farmers and farmworkers that share they have been directly impacted by the opioid epidemic.