Rural & Underserved Health Research Center Publications


Key Findings

The supply of community mental health centers (CMHCs) decreased substantially from 2000 to 2019 and became nearly non-existent in non-metropolitan counties.

  • The number of CMHCs in non-metropolitan counties declined from 182 to 15.
  • The number of CMHCs in metropolitan counties declined from 582 to 104.

The supply of community health centers (CHCs) offering mental health services increased substantially over the same time period, or from 2000 to 2019.

  • The number of CHCs in non-metropolitan counties increased from 184 to 573.
  • The number of CHCs in metropolitan counties increased from 126 to 797.

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Notes/Citation Information

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The information, conclusions and opinions expressed in this document are those of the authors and no endorsement by FORHP, HRSA, HHS, or the University of Kentucky is intended or should be inferred.

Funding Information

This project was supported by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under cooperative agreement # U1CRH30041.