This publication looks at availability and accessibility barriers to mental and substance use disorder (behavioral health) treatment and services in rural communities, and presents ways telehealth can help surmount some of these barriers.
In Brief: Rural Behavioral Health: Telehealth Challenges and Opportunities
Explores barriers to accessing substance use disorder and mental health treatment services in rural communities and the benefits of telehealth for these communities. Assists practitioners with implementing telehealth technologies as a means to increase access to services.
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Pub id: SMA16-4989
Publication Date: 11/2016
Last Reviewed: 11/04/2016
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Format: Resource Guide
Audience: Professional Care Providers, Prevention Professionals, Public Health Professionals, Program Planners, Administrators, & Project Managers
Series: In Brief
Population Group: Rural Populations, People with Mental Health Problems as Population Group, People with Substance Use or Abuse Problems as Population Group, People with Alcohol Use or Abuse Problems as Population Group