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Program Will Train Mental Health Providers, Improve Health Care in Rural Missouri

Story posted: Aug. 09, 2016

By: Sheena Rice

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COLUMBIA, Mo. – According to the U.S. Census, 37 percent of Missourians live in rural communities and have limited access to health care, particularly mental health care. A new graduate education program at the University of Missouri has received nearly $700,000 from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to train psychology doctoral candidates in integrated, primary health care settings, in an effort to improve health care for underserved populations with mental health and physical disorders.