Trackling the mental health needs of individuals living in underserved areas is a challenge. In 2006 the APA established the Presidential Task Force to Review Psychiatric Needs in Underserved Areas. The main goal of the task force was to identify ways to increase access to psychiatric services in underserved areas around the United States. One of the products of the task force is the online clearinghouse of information developed and collected by the taskforce on topics relevant to mental health care in underserved areas.
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Primary Care Collaborations and Training Projects
Federal Manpower Shortage Areas
National Health Service Corps
Community Health Centers/Federally Qualified Health Centers
Resources on Diverse Populations and Disparities