Telemental Health in Today’s Rural Health System
Telemental health is widely promoted as a way to address access barriers to mental health care in rural areas. However, we lack a clear picture of how telemental health is being used across the country. This brief describes the organizational setting, services provided, and staff used in 53 telemental health programs. The report concludes by outlining the opportunities and challenges for telemental health in today’s rural health system. Click here to read the full report by Lambert, Gale, Hansen, Croll and Hartley.