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AgriWellness, Inc. - AgriWellness, Inc.
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.
Center for Rural Health - Center for Rural Health, University of North Dakota
Established in 1980 and housed at the University of North Dakota, the Center for Rural Health provides information on rural health policy, research, education, and community development.
Coping in hard times: Fact sheet for parents - National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
This fact sheet from the NCTSN discusses challenging financial circumstances and economic hardships that can negatively affect youth and families. It offers practical ways to address the challenges during economic hardships by improving a sense of safety, calming, self- and community efficacy, connectedness, and hope.
Developing cultural competence in disaster mental health programs: Guiding principles and recommendations - Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
This guide is intended to assist residents in rural areas with planning, designing, and implementing culturally competent behavioral health services following a disaster.
Disaster mental health: Crisis counseling programs for the rural community - Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
This SAMHSA publication addresses the unique qualities of rural communities in the context of a crisis counseling program. Guidelines are provided for developing an effective crisis counseling program for rural areas.
Disaster recovery in rural communities: A case study of Southwest Louisiana - Southern Rural Sociology
This paper provides a descriptive case study to develop a better understanding of the disaster recovery and rebuilding process in the three counties in South Louisiana that were hardest hit by Hurricane Rita in 2005. [Citation: Tootle, D. M. Southern Rural Sociology. 2007;22(2):6-27.]
Effective community response to disaster: Exploring the role of community emergency response teams - Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension, University of Florida
This paper discusses the effects of community action in response to natural and other disasters, particularly in rural communities, which are increasingly shouldering the responsibility of meeting the emergency needs of local residents. [Authors: Brennan, M. A., Cantrell, R., Spranger, M., & Kumaran, M.]
Evidence-based practice for telemental health - American Telemedicine Association (ATA)
This guide serves as both an operational best practices reference and an educational tool to aid practitioners in providing appropriate telehealth care for rural communities.
Faith-based organizations and pandemic preparedness - Health Progress
This article explains the importance of faith-based and community-based organizations as essential partners both in preparing for an influenza pandemic and in protecting the public's health and safety should one occur. [Author: Santibañez, S.]
Family financial management - Interventions following a disaster - University of Arizona Cooperative Extension
This fact sheet offers suggestions on how to respond to a financial crisis following a disaster. It explains suggestions on coping with financial stress and strategies to improve the situation. Resources applicable to agricultural crises are included. [Authors: Kenyon, D. B., & Borden, L. M.]
Guidelines for coping with disaster and mass casualty - Association of Professional Chaplains
This tip sheet offers guidelines to disaster responders who are working with faith-based organizations.
Idaho State University, Institute of Rural Health - Idaho State University, Institute of Rural Health (ISU, IRH)
The IRH website provides many helpful tools and links related to rural behavioral health care, specifically for rural communities in Idaho and the surrounding area. IRH project topics include suicide prevention, indigenous people, and telehealth.
Manage stress to increase farm safety - Iowa State University
This tip sheet from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach identifies common stressors for farmers, lists symptoms of stress, and suggests effective ways to manage stress. [Authors: Jolly, C., & Miller, L.]
Mental health outreach: Promising practices in rural areas - National Association for Rural Mental Health
This paper discusses the importance of outreach services in connecting people in rural areas to appropriate mental health care. It also notes the challenges of delivering mental health care in rural areas in which outreach services are often relegated to secondary status. [Authors: Lambert, D., Donahue, A., Mitchell, M., Strauss, R., & National Association for Rural Mental Health]
National Association for Rural Mental Health - 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 Disaster Interfaiths Network - National Disaster Interfaiths Network (NDIN)
Founded in an effort to coordinate interfaith recovery work following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, NDIN is a national network of disaster interfaith organizations. The organization fosters information exchange between and among disaster interfaith organizations to help them better support disaster survivors. NDIN’s website features a resource library and directory of disaster interfaith organizations and networks.
National Rural Behavioral Health Center - National Rural Behavioral Health Center, University of Florida Institute for Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS)
Established at the University of Florida by the Center for Mental Health Services of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 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 health care educators.
Office of Rural Health Policy - Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
As part of HRSA, 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 recipients of Rural Health Outreach grants.
PTSD and telemental health - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD (VA, PTSD)
This article on the website of the National Center for PTSD discusses applications of telemental health for persons experiencing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including persons living in rural areas. It also analyzes the pros and cons of telemental health for patients with PTSD. [Authors: Morland, L., Greene, C., Ruzek, J., & Godleski, L.]
Practice guidelines for videoconferencing-based telemental health - American Telemedicine Association (ATA)
This guide is designed to provide applications for the practice of telemedicine and guidelines for the practice of telemental health to assist practitioners, including those in rural areas.
Preparedness and response to a rural mass casualty incident: Workshop summary - Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Problems contacting emergency services and delayed assistance are not unusual when incidents occur in rural areas, and the consequences can be devastating, particularly with mass casualty incidents. This paper discusses a workshop that examined the current capabilities of emergency response systems and the future opportunities to improve mass casualty response in rural communities. [Authors: Viswanathan, K., Wizemann, T., & Altevogt, B. M.]
Recognize and manage the stress of farm life - Ohio State University Extension
This tip sheet provides common signs of stress and coping strategies for farmers. [Authors: Bean, T. L., & Nolan, J. A.]
Resources, web pages, and Internet links for faith communities - National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
This part of the NAMI website provides links and information about resources for faith communities that wish to gain a better understanding of mental illnesses and how they can assume a supportive role toward people with these illnesses.
Rural Assistance Center - Rural Assistance Center (RAC)
A product of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Rural Initiative, RAC helps rural communities and other rural stakeholders access the full range of available programs, funding, and research to provide quality health and human services to rural residents. Information and questions specific to rural mental health can be found here: http://www.raconline.org/topics/mental_health
Rural Health Advisory Committee's report on telemental health in rural minnesota - Office of Rural Health & Primary Care, Minnesota Department of Health
This report and its recommendations highlight the practice of telemental health, key elements of successful models, and barriers to the provision of telemental health services in rural Minnesota.
Rural Health Research Gateway - Rural Health Research Gateway
This online resource provides access to all of the research and findings of the nine Rural Health Research Centers and Policy Analysis Initiatives grant programs funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration's Office of Rural Health Policy. Its aim is to help us better understand the problems that rural communities face in their efforts to access high-quality, affordable health care, and to lead healthier lives.
Rural and frontier mental and behavioral health care: Barriers, effective policy strategies, best practices - National Association for Rural Mental Health
This report focuses on barriers to behavioral health service delivery, model programs and policy strategies, and the role that telehealth and state and local organizations should play in service delivery to rural communities. [Authors: Sawyer, D., Gale, J., & Lambert, D.]
Rural behavioral health programs and promising practices - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HHS, HRSA)
This document describes characteristics of programs identified as promising practices throughout the country. The descriptions of these programs can be found in Appendix C.
Rural communities and emergency preparedness - Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
This paper addresses rural public health infrastructure and provides an overview of rural emergency preparedness. It also highlights perspectives and experiences of the state offices of rural health in responding to emergencies.
Rural resources - American Psychological Association (APA)
This APA website provides a list of resources focused on the psychological needs of rural communities. Links are included to scholarly journals, research and grants, and tele-health guidelines, as well as to associations and agencies focusing on rural health issues.
Stress management after a disaster: Promoting the health and well-being of families during difficult times - University of Arizona Cooperative Extension
This fact sheet provides information on the symptoms of stress and how individuals can effectively manage their stress following a disaster. It provides information on why farming is particularly stressful and how to manage and respond to farm and family stress after a disaster. [Author: Stuart, M.]
Successful strategies for recruiting, training, and utilizing volunteers: A guide for faith- and community-based service providers - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (HHS, SAMHSA, CSAT)
This handbook explains the role and importance of volunteerism in communities, including rural communities. It focuses on prevention, treatment, and recovery services for substance abuse and mental illnesses and is intended for community groups and faith-based organizations that seek to maximize the skills of their volunteers, expand their services to the community, and enhance their effectiveness. [Publication No. SMA08-4005]
TIPS for coping in difficult economic times - Missouri Department of Mental Health
This tip sheet discusses possible reactions to stress and suggestions for reducing stress during difficult economic times.
Telemental health guide - Telemental Health Guide, University of Colorado Denver
This guide was developed by the University of Colorado Denver with funding support from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Center for Mental Health Services. As described on the website, the Telemental Health Guide provides information that is essential for addressing the critical perceptual, technical, administrative, clinical, and policy issues that have impeded a greater expansion in telemental health services. The guide also has some helpful interactive online tools addressing issues such as room setup.
The FCC's universal service rural health care programs - Federal Communications Commission
This site provides information about the rural health care programs, which supports health care providers serving rural communities by funding telecommunication services necessary for the provision of health care.
Tips for coping with drought-related stress - Missouri Department of Mental Health
This tip sheet provides common signs of stress and coping strategies for drought-related stress.
Triumph over tragedy: A community response to managing trauma in times of disaster and terrorism (2nd edition) - National Rural Behavioral Health Center, University of Florida Institute for Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS)
This manual provides an overview of psychological reactions to disasters from individual and community perspectives and addresses the unique needs of rural America. It is intended to be used as a comprehensive resource for pre- and post-disaster response education or as a resource kit for immediate community response. [Authors: Wiens, B. A., Evans, G. D., Tsao, J. C. I., & Liss, H. J.]
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Information Center - U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Information Center (USDA, RIC)
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's 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.
Why ranchers and farmers are reluctant to seek counseling and how family practitioners can help - North Carolina State University
This article discusses how family practitioners can provide valuable support to the ranchers and farmers who need their help. [Author: Weigel, R. R.]