Although mental and behavioral health have long been a major concern across the nation, rural communities are particularly vulnerable due to extremely limited access to mental health professionals and treatment. The program expects to reduce morbidity and mortality due to mental or behavioral health conditions in adults (age 18-64) by 15% in rural southeast Arkansas Delta by April 2021.
To meet this goal, mental health assessments will be provided via telehealth to all ARHP hospitals’ Emergency Departments (EDs). ARHP members include: Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett, Baptist Health Medical Center in Stuttgart, Bradley County Medical Center in Warren, Chicot Memorial Medical Center in Lake Village, Dallas County Medical Center in Fordyce, Delta Memorial Hospital in Dumas, DeWitt Hospital & Nursing Home, Drew Memorial Health System in Monticello, Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff, Magnolia Regional Medical Center, and McGehee Hospital.
- Youth and Adult Mental Health First Aid Training & Certification
- Mental health counseling to current staff members of ARHP member hospitals
- Emergency Department Mental Health Assessments