Delivering mental health services in rural Maine: UNE student research presented at Maine Public Health Association conference

Mahvish Junaidi presents at the Maine Public Health Association conference
Mahvish Junaidi presents at the Maine Public Health Association conference

November 15, 2017

Mahvish Junaidi, M.D., M.P.H. ’17, of the University of New England Graduate Programs in Public Health, gave a presentation at the Maine Public Health Association conference based on the capstone paper she developed for her practicum course titled, “Coordination of Care to Improve the Delivery of Mental Health Services in Rural Maine.”

In rural areas, availability, accessibility, and acceptance of mental health services complicate the delivery of mental health services. Junaidi’s study determined the prevalence of depression as seen at a critical access hospital in a rural community in Maine, and identified opportunities for collaboration between providers of primary care and mental health services in the community.

To learn more about the College of Graduate and Professional studies, visit online.une.edu

To apply, visit www.une.edu/admissions

Groups audience: