Behavioral Health Aides – A Promising Practice for Frontier Communities

The National Center for Frontier Communities in consultation with the Frontier and Rural Expert Panel, 2012. This report describes a developing class of allied behavioral health workers – Behavioral Health Aides (BHAs). The report concludes that models that include BHAs … Continue reading

The Future of the Frontier Extended Stay Clinic

The National Center for Frontier Communities and the Frontier Constituency Group of the National Rural Health Association, 2012. This Policy Brief explores the Frontier Extended Stay Clinic (FESC) model, which aims to provide improved emergency response and extended stay care … Continue reading

Bear Lake Memorial Hospital, Montpelier, Idaho – Innovations Series

National Center for Frontier Communities, 2008. This Innovations issue recognizes the exemplary work that Bear Lake Memorial Hospital has done to improve both economic health and health care in the Bear Lake Valley of southeastern Idaho. The publication describes the … Continue reading

Rural and Frontier Mental and Behavioral Health Care: Barriers, Effective Policy Strategies, Best Practices

Donald Sawyer, John Gale and David Lambert, 2006. This report discusses five frontier behavioral health issue areas: Barriers to mental and behavioral health service delivery in rural America Model programs and effective activities for rural America Model policy strategies for … Continue reading

Rural and frontier mental and behavioral health care: Barriers, effective policy strategies, best practices

Donald Sawyer, John Gale, David Lambert, 2006. This report investigates barriers to behavioral health service delivery in rural America, model programs which have been effective in rural areas, model policy strategies for rural behavioral health care delivery, the role telehealth … Continue reading

Hidalgo Medical Services, Lordsburg, New Mexico – Innovations Series

Frontier Education Center, 2004. The first in a series of case studies of successful communities which have strengthened not only their health care system, but also the economic health of the community.Hidalgo Medical Services (HMS) is recognized because of its … Continue reading