Outreach to Rural Communities 101

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Rural communities face major barrier and peer support can lower those barriers significantly. Rural areas have fewer resources to assist behavioral health needs. Rural providers often offer services in a wider geographic area compared to urban and suburban areas. The close-knit nature of rural communities contributes to challenges related to confidentiality, boundaries, privacy, and stigma. Come and learn how to provide the most effective peer support in rural communities.

Learning Objectives:
1) Understand peer support's impact in rural communities
2) Learn how to create and leverage community partnerships
3) Understand the importance of connecting with other peers when working solo
4) Ethics and boundaries of a rural community