Rural-Urban Disparities in Substance Abuse Treatment
Low-income, uninsured people living in rural areas are a vulnerable population who often face disparities in access to behavorial health care. This project examines variations between rural and urban access to substance abuse treatment services in the state of Washington and the extent to which it may affect patient-level clinical outcomes. Drawing data from the Mental Health Integration Program, we hope to find information that will help rural treatment centers provide better access for their patients.
Washington State Universiry Rural Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment (RMHSAT) Program of Excellence