While the prevalence of mental illness is similar between rural and urban residents, the services available are very different. Behavioral health and substance abuse are most often identified in the top 3 service needs in rural communities; and as a result, these needs are not met in many rural communities across the country.
Please join us for this timely discussion addressing the challenges of providing behavioral health services in rural areas. The presentation will include:
- How to interpret the behavioral health and substance abuse needs identified in a community needs health assessments (CHNA)
- The purpose and value of an independent behavioral health and substance abuse needs assessment
- The role of the hospital and next steps to implement behavioral health and substance abuse services