Call for Proposals

The National Association for Rural Mental Health invites you to submit a proposal for the 2017 NARMH Annual Conference.

This year’s conference “Exploring What Works: Caring for the Country” will explore the opportunities and challenges as our health, behavioral health, and social service systems respond to healthcare reform initiatives and the evolving healthcare market. The Conference will bring together rural community stakeholders from the practice (children and adult services, early intervention, prevention, health, and juvenile justice); research (prevention, intervention, treatment, integration, and evaluation); policy (mental health, substance abuse, health, and law enforcement); and provider constituency groups to discuss the path ahead for rural communities in the changing healthcare/mental health environment.

Suggested interdisciplinary Themes (but not limited to)

  1. Affordable Care Act impact on rural behavioral health
  2. Workforce innovations
  3. Peer driven solutions in rural behavioral health
  4. Technology and Outreach
  5. Evidence Based Practices and Programs tooled to fit rural
  6. Programs and Services that work for rural people
  7. From the Bench to the Ranch - Linking rural research to rural practice
  8. Meeting the challenge of serving rural Veterans
  9. State Psychiatric Hospitals - The interface between the hospital and the community
  10. Corrections - The defacto mental health system of the 21st century...

Deadline to submit is December 1, 2016 or until the agenda is filled.

All presenters must register for the conference and are responsible for their own registration fees, travel and hotel arrangements and fees.