Rural Integrated Partnership Network for Mental / Primary Health Care
The purpose of the project is to establish tools that will support efforts of primary care providers, including students, residents, and School of Medicine faculty, who provide mental health and primary care services in Nevada?s rural hospitals and community health centers. creation of informed health consumers who are empowered to be more active participants in their own health care. The proposed project, a collaborative effort between Savitt Medical Library and Nevada State Mental Health Services, aims to achieve the following: 1.Establish collaborative communications tools for rural and urban health professionals to support development of mental health resources. 2.Develop Internet-based resources with specific links to best practices, information resources, and Nevada specific resources to provide practitioners and administrators with current evidence-based approaches in the application of mental health promotion concepts and principles 3.Explore training tools (such as I-Pads) to be used by graduate students and Residents while providing services to rural Nevada residents. 4.Explore other communication mechanisms and training modules that support primary care providers in service delivery to mental health patients.