WICHE Center for Rural Mental Health Research
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
Mental Health Program
3035 Center Green Drive, Suite 200
Boulder, Colorado 80301-2204
Website: View center's website
Deputy Director: Mimi McFaul, PsyD
The objective of the WICHE Center for Rural Mental Health Research is to develop and disseminate scientific knowledge that can be readily applied to improve the use, quality and outcomes of mental healthcare provided to rural populations. As a General Rural Health Research Center in the Office of Rural Health Policy, 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 proposes to conduct the research development and dissemination efforts needed to ensure that depressed rural populations benefit from the new care models currently being adopted to improve the depression care in urban populations.