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Presented at the 19th Annual Research Conference

Comparison of Mental Health and Service Use in Rural versus Non-Rural Areas

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Session Number: 28 Room: Salon G

Presenting: Ana Maria Brannan

All Authors for this paper: Ana Maria Brannan; Craig Anne Heflinger

Presentation Type: paper presentation

Synopsis: This research examines the extent to which differences exist in mental health need and service use between children living in rural and non-rural areas. Analyses also explored what factors may explain those differences. Data were collected from 1,200 children and families enrolled in Medicaid in two southern states. In addition, claims data were used to describe formal mental health service use. Fewer differences than expected were found between rural and non-rural children and their families. No differences were found in mental health status. However, findings suggest that different models are necessary to examine service use among rural and non-rural populations.

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2006

Session Time: 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Presentation Time: 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM