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Mental health in a pandemic

Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center co-project directors Thomasine Heitkamp and Dennis Mohatt discuss the coronavirus outbreak’s effects on mental health, telehealth services, and the disparities already present in rural communities.

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CDC on rural COVID-19 response

Diane Hall is a senior policy analyst with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and lead for the CDC’s Minority Health and Rural Health Team on COVID-19 response. 

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COVID-19 relief: No margin for error

As agencies and institutions sounded alarms indicating the spread of the novel coronavirus, NRHA advocates went into high gear. Foremost among NRHA’s concerns for rural health care were hospital cash flow and support for provider agility in the crisis.

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NRHA's 43rd Annual Rural Health Conference

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Navigate shifting currents from the comfort of your home or office at NRHA’s 43rd Annual Rural Health Conference, the nation’s largest gathering of rural health professionals and the association’s first virtual event, June 16-19.

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Removing barriers to oral health access: A multilinked approach

To improve oral health outcomes, it is necessary to understand and address the barriers that prevent individuals from accessing services. 

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Rural mental health challenges and hope for the future

A dearth of mental health practitioners, social isolation — perhaps now exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis — and perceived stigma can combine to make identifying, quantifying, and treating mental health issues complicated everywhere, but particularly in rural areas. Researchers are taking action to pinpoint rural mental health needs and solutions.

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Chasing the horizon of rural telemedicine

Telemedicine provides the opportunity to share resources, lower costs, increase access, and provide specialty services that might otherwise be unavailable.

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Rural EMS: Critical services hang in the balance

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Provider shortages and limited access to health services are not new concerns for rural health systems, but access to emergency medical services (EMS) has also reached a critical juncture.

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Promoting a framework for age-friendly health systems

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Rural health care settings present unique challenges to older adults seeking care. Access to specialists and primary care may be an issue, with variables such as transportation, unemployment, and caregiver resources presenting additional barriers. 

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Approaching the issue of rural social isolation

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The complex problem of rural social isolation requires open-minded, unconventional solutions. From ad-hoc, online communities to creative grant funding, health care providers and rural residents can address the stigma of social isolation and depression. 

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