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In this chapter, we discuss the unique challenges to addressing the mental health needs of children and youth that exist in rural settings. We begin by describing the mental health status of children and adolescents nationwide and then focus our attention on rural settings. As part of our... Read more »

This Issue Brief explores challenges faced by rural schools and innovations used to develop, implement, maintain, and expand mental health services for the students and the families they serve.

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This self-paced online course is intended to provide information for system of care communities about how to develop and implement telebehavioral health programs and services. The course provides an overview of the benefits of telebehavioral health, discusses the critical components and issues... Read more »

These three videos showcase an irrigation project in Amhara, Ethiopia which exemplifies the need for leadership, discusses challenges and the strengths in utilizing an entire community (that has little resources) to create change.  

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This webpage provides a video which explores the social determinants of mental health such as, poverty, violence, racism, abandoned housing, safety, green space, and clean air and water.

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This web page provided by the Rural Health Research Gateway provides current research on minority health in rural areas.

This toolkit developed by the Leadership for Healthy Communities project provides local and state leaders with resources to further their, "...innovative, evidence-informed strategies for improving health in rural towns, counties, tribal lands, and schools."

The Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force Initiative provides information and resources on current events, funding, training and technical assistance, related resources, contacts, publications and performance... Read more »


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