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Webinar: Rural Mental Health Disparities and Workforce Implications

Apr 23, 2019

April 25 @ 1:00 pm Central

This webinar is part one in a series addressing rural mental health.

As the first in the series, this webinar will provide a basic introduction to rural mental health. Presenters will discuss the definition of rural, rural demographics, and data on rural mental health and mental health disparities. Speakers will also present rural issues of access, acceptability, and availability of rural mental healthcare services. Several resources will be shared for participants to find additional data, policy briefs, funding opportunities, best practices, and toolkits specifically addressing rural mental health.

This webinar is free and registration is not required.
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Hosted by

  • Shawnda Schroeder, PhD, Research Assistant Professor at the Center for Rural Health, University of North Dakota
  • Thomasine Heitkamp, LICSW, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor and Co-Director of MP-MHTTC at the University of North Dakota
  • Matt Bruflodt, MA, Information Specialist for the Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) at the Center for Rural Health, University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Science

Training Topics

  • Epidemiological trends in rural health
  • Use of RHIhub as a resource

Learning Objectives

  • How to provide mental healthcare with a limited workforce
  • Understanding the larger context of rural mental health

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