Download only This guide explores barriers to accessing substance use disorder and mental health treatment services in rural communities, and the benefits of telehealth for these communities. It assists practitioners with implementing telehealth technologies as a means to increase access to services. Publication ID SMA16-4989 Publication Date November 2016 Format Resource Guide More like this In Brief Download In Brief: Rural Behavioral Health PDF 592.55 KB Find Related Information Audience Prevention Professionals Professional Care Providers Program Planners, Administrators, & Project Managers Public Health Professionals Population Group People with Alcohol Use or Abuse Problems as Population Group People with Mental Health Problems as Population Group People with Substance Use or Abuse Problems as Population Group Rural Populations Series In Brief You May Also Be Interested In The National Tribal Behavioral Health Agenda This report presents a first-of-its-kind collaborative tribal-federal blueprint for improving the behavioral health of American Indians and Alaska Natives. This was developed in response to calls from tribal leaders for improved collaboration with federal agencies to address the behavioral health of their communities. Principles of Community-based Behavioral Health Services for Justice-involved Individuals: A Research-based Guide This guide provides information and practices that behavioral health providers can implement in their daily practice with patients or clients who are involved in the criminal justice system. TIP 60: Using Technology-Based Therapeutic Tools in Behavioral Health Services This manual assists clinicians with implementing technology-assisted care. It highlights the importance of using technology-based assessments and interventions in behavioral health treatment services. The manual also discusses how technology reduces barriers to accessing care. Supporting Infants, Toddlers and Families Impacted by Caregiver Mental Health Problems, Substance Abuse, and Trauma Using a case study approach, this manual presents resources to better understand and engage the community in responding to children whose caregivers are negatively impacted by mental illness, substance use, or trauma. Parity of Mental Health and Substance Use Benefits with Other Benefits: Using Your Employer-Sponsored Health Plan to Cover Services This resource describes the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 for people with employer-sponsored health plans who need treatment for mental and/or substance use disorders. It discusses how to file a claim, the denial of a claim and the appeals process. TAP 21: Addiction Counseling Competencies This guide enhances the competencies of substance use disorder treatment counselors. It discusses patient assessment and screening, treatment planning, referral, service coordination, counseling, family and community education, and cultural competency.