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Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care in Rural America

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Mental health care shortages are on the rise and rural Americans are bearing the brunt of the problem. More than 60% of nonmetropolitan counties don’t have a psychiatrist, and almost half don’t have a psychologist.

BPC’s new report provides a pathway to integrated primary care and behavioral health services in rural areas, giving patients easier access to care, improved health outcomes, and even cost savings.

Join BPC on Wednesday, May 31 for a virtual panel featuring rural providers and practitioners and learn more about how we can overcome the challenges facing rural America and deliver better care for all.



Marilyn Serafini | Executive Director, Health Program, BPC

Keynote remarks

Tom Morris | Associate Administrator for Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration


Matthew Duncan, MD | Clinical Director of Integrated Care, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

Octavio Martinez, MD, MPH | Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Services, University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School

Toniann Richard | Chief Executive Officer, Health Care Collaborative of Rural Missouri


Julia Harris | Associate Director, Health Program, BPC

Additional participants may be announced.

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