This website addresses the behavioral health care needs of rural agricultural communities. It provides information about behavioral health programs, rural helplines, available resources and trainings, and Healthy Farmer newsletters.
American Psychological Association (APA) Rural Resources
The APA provides a list of resources focused on the psychological needs of rural communities. Links are included to locate scholarly journals, research, grants, tele-health guidelines, and associations and agencies focusing on rural health issues.
Federal Communications Commission Universal Service Program for Rural Health Care Providers
This site provides information about the Rural Health Care Program, which supports healthcare providers serving rural communities by funding telecommunication services necessary for the provision of health care.
Idaho State University Institute of Rural Health (IRH)
The IRH website provides many helpful tools and links related to rural behavioral health care, and specifically for rural communities in Idaho and the surrounding area. IRH project topics include suicide prevention, indigenous people, and telehealth.
Journal of Rural Community Psychology (JRCP)
The JRCP is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal published in electronic form (no subscription required) by Marshall University, in Huntington, WV.
National Alliance on Mental Illness: Resources, Web Pages, and Internet Links for Faith Communities
This part of the website of the National Alliance on Mental Illness provides links and information about resources for faith communities who wish to gain a better understanding of mental illnesses and how they can assume a supportive role in their community.
National Association for Rural Mental Health
The National Association for Rural Mental Health (NARMH) is a membership organization that promotes the unification of members of the rural mental health community to develop and enhance mental health and substance abuse services in rural communities. This website contains information about NARMH membership, upcoming conferences, and publications related to rural mental health issues.
National Rural Behavioral Health Center
Established at the University of Florida by the SAMHSA Center for Mental Health Services, the National Rural Behavioral Health Center is dedicated to the improvement of health care for all rural Americans. The center specifically focuses on rural disaster and trauma, violence prevention, and health service delivery. The website contains information about the center's research, publications, and reports. It also provides news, events, and grant information, as well as educational resources for scientists, practitioners, and community healthcare educators.
Office of Rural Health Policy
As part of the Health Resources and Services Administration, the Office of Rural Health Policy promotes better health services for rural Americans. The website contains information about funding opportunities, policy and research, and border health issues, as well as a directory of 2008 Rural Health Outreach grantees.
Rocky Mountain Region Disaster Mental Health Institute
The mission of the Rocky Mountain Region Disaster Mental Health Institute is to promote the development and application of practice, research, and training in disaster mental health. This website provides information about the institute's goals, methodologies, trainings and conferences, and resources related to disaster mental health crisis interventions.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Information Center
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Information Center website assists local communities by providing information and referral services to local, tribal, State, and Federal Government officials; organizations; businesses; and rural citizens working to maintain the vitality of rural areas.
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