The resources on this page have been compiled in support of the Rural Health Scholars program. Resources marked with the open lock symbol are open access, which means they are freely available to anyone online and thus can be shared with patients.
The journal's principal goal is to advance professional practice, research, theory development, and public policy related to rural health. Each issue features original research, policy assessment and educational topics to allow rural health professionals to continue to grow in their field.
The Rural Health Information Hub, formerly the Rural Assistance Center, is funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy to be a national clearinghouse on rural health issues committed to supporting healthcare and population health in rural communities.
A joint project of the Vermont Folklife Center, the UVM Extension Bridges to Health, and other groups, this is an ethnographic cartooning project that employs collaborative storytelling as a tool to mitigate loneliness, isolation, and despair and improve mental health among Latin American migrant farm workers on Vermont dairy farms. Available in both English and Spanish.
Mental Health in Rural America by Ellen Greene StewartThis book provides a comprehensive overview of mental health in rural America, with the goal of fostering urgently needed research and honest conversations about providing accessible, culturally competent mental health care to rural populations. Grounding the work is an explanation of the history and structure of rural mental health care, the culture of rural living among diverse groups, and the crucial "A's" and "S": accountability, accessibility, acceptability, affordability, and stigma. The book then examines poverty, disaster mental health, ethics in rural mental health, and school counseling. It ends with practical information and treatments for two of the most common problems, suicide and substance abuse, and a brief exploration of collaborative possibilities in rural mental health care.