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|Rural Mental Health Research|
Rural health care researchers are responsive to the health care needs of impoverished individuals, racial and ethnic minorities, and the elderly living in rural areas.
Researchers test innovative clinical and system interventions including testing the adaptation of existing interventions for use in rural areas, training programs for rural health care providers in new nursing practices, investigating the role of emerging telehealth technologies in overcoming the scarcity of services and expertise in rural areas.
To further this work, researchers examine individual and organizational barriers common to rural areas including such factors as poverty, isolation, lack of specialty providers and resources, which are often a part of rural life.