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Surprise Glacier, Alaska; Photo by Allyson Pakstis

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A national membership organization of rural health professionals with eight constituency groups: clinical services, community-operated practices, frontier, hospitals and community health systems, diverse underserved populations,... Read more »

The National Association for Rural Mental Health (NARMH) is a professional organization that serves the field of rural mental health. NARMH's membership includes the entire spectrum of the rural mental health community: consumers, family members, practitioners... Read more »

Workforce Issues and Problems
The President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health, Subcommittee on Rural Issues (2004) report identified several workforce issues specific to rural communities:

The New Freedom Commission called for immediate and profound changes, to build a mental health care system that is both consumer and family driven and focused on recovery and resilience – a transformation that involves consumers, families and providers, policymakers at all levels of government,... Read more »

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