Rural Advisory Committee Publishes Policy Recommendations to HHS Secretary
The National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services recently published a policy brief on behavioral health and primary care integration in rural health facilities. Using the experiences of providers in rural counties of Arizona, the Committee made ten recommendations to the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary. The brief centers on reducing rates of mental illness and suicide in rural communities by making policy recommendations related to access, workforce recruitment and retention, broadband, and reimbursement. To learn more about the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services, please visit HRSA.gov.