WICHE Center for Rural Mental Health Research

FORHP-funded RHRC, 2004-2008
Examines issues and topics primarily related to mental health care provided to rural populations.

Leadership

Director:
Deputy Director:
Mimi McFaul, PsyD
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About the Research Center

Funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, 2004-2008.

Although no longer funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP), the objective of the WICHE Center for Rural Mental Health Research continues to be to develop and disseminate scientific knowledge that can be readily applied to improve the use, quality and outcomes of mental health care provided to rural populations.

When funded by FORHP, the WICHE center selected mental health as its area of concentration because care models that cost-effectively improve mental health outcomes in the urban delivery settings need to be thoughtfully tailored before adoption by rural delivery systems. Within mental health, the WICHE Center proposed to conduct the research development and dissemination efforts needed to ensure that depressed rural populations benefit from the new care models being adopted to improve the depression care in urban populations.

Research History

The Rural Health Research Centers are funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP). Currently, Centers are funded through a four-year cooperative agreement. This research Center has produced research products funded by FORHP during the following years.

  • 2005 - 2010