Date: June 16, 2022
Community mental health centers (CMHCs) and community health centers (CHCs) are two types of federally funded sites where persons may seek mental health treatment. The purpose of this study was to show how the supply of CMHCs and CHCs delivering mental health services changed over time, in non-metropolitan and metropolitan areas.
It was found that the supply of CMHCs decreased substantially from 2000 to 2019 in non-metropolitan counties. However, the supply of CHCs offering mental health services increased substantially over the same time period. These gains were pronounced in both non-metropolitan and metropolitan counties, although growth was faster in metropolitan counties.
Ty Borders, PhD
Rural and Underserved Health Research Center
Additional Resources of Interest:
- More information about the Rural and Underserved Health Research Center
- More information from the Rural Health Information Hub’s topic guides: Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and the Health Center Program, Healthcare Access in Rural Communities, Rural Mental Health, Rural Health Disparities, Substance Use and Misuse in Rural Areas
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