Associate Professors Amanda Lehning & Paul Sacco along with Kyeongmo Kim have a new paper published in Psychiatric Services.
Title: The Role of County Characteristics in Mental Health Service Use by Older African Americans
The article concluded that among older African Americans, the racial composition of one’s county of residence played a role in mental health service use, indicating the need for future research focusing on the relationship between an area’s racial composition and mental health service use. Programs may be able to ameliorate racial disparities in mental health care by targeting areas with a higher percentage of African Americans.
Kim, K., Lehning, A.J., Sacco, P. (2020). The Role of County Characteristics in Mental Health Service Use by Older African Americans. Psychiatric services, 71(5), pp. 465-471. https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.201900351