Increasing Access to Rural Behavioral Health

12:00pm - June 4, 2021 | Timezone: US/Mountain
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Increasing Access to Rural Behavioral Health

June 4, 2021

12:00 - 1:00 PM/MST | 1:00 - 2:00 PM/CST

More than 20% of adults—or 1 in 5—experience a behavioral health disorder every year in the United States. Behavioral health disorders can be challenging to identify, screen for, and treat, especially in rural communities where the supply of behavioral health providers often cannot meet the demand for services. The National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) is hosting a webinar to highlight state policy options for legislators aiming to increase access to rural behavioral health services. Increasing access may include improving crisis hotlines, increasing access to substance use disorder prevention and treatment series, and leverage emerging health professionals to address workforce gaps by considering scope of practice and licensing policies for behavioral health professionals. 


This is a closed event for members of the NCSL. Visit the NCSL event page for more information about registration.


Visit the Rural Mental Health & Farm Stress page to learn more about free trainings and products developed by the Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center. 



  • Shawnda Schroeder, PhD, MA
  • Andy McLean, MD, MPH