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Diversity & Health Equity Education: Appalachian People

Appalachian people experience disproportionately adverse living conditions, when compared to the nation. Appalachian counties are over-represented in the nation's worst quintile for four of the five measures of social determinants of health.

Browse educational content specific or applicable to this patient population below:

Guides & Toolkits:

Best Practice Highlights: Working with Appalachian Patients

Learn more working with Appalachian patients, including demographics, significant history, best practices and disparities.

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Mental Health Facts for Appalachian People

Appalachian people experience disproportionately adverse living conditions, when compared to the nation. Appalachian counties are over-represented in the nation's worst quintile for four of the five measures of social determinants of health.

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Telepsychiatry Toolkit

Learn more about telepsychiatry as a means to reach underserved and rural patient populations.

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Online Learning Modules:

Blogs & Articles:

Psych News | AUG 1, 2019

Medical Cannabis Laws Do Not Cut Opioid Death Rates, Study Finds

Psych News | APR 5, 2019

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Linked to Unemployment, Mental Health Shortages

Psych News | MAR 8, 2019

Opioid Prescribing in Rural Areas Far Outpaces Urban, CDC Finds

Psych News | FEB 28, 2019

Why You Should Care About Climate Change

Psych News | DEC 4, 2018

APA Collaborates to Promote Mental Health in Appalachia

Psych News | NOV 1, 2018

Antipsychotics May Help Preserve White Matter in Patients With Schizophrenia

APA Blog | OCT 8, 2018

The Psychological Effects of Sexual Assault

Psych News | JUN 29, 2018

'Structural Competency' Approach Takes Into Account Patients' World

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