In partnership with Nemaha Valley Community Hospital, HINK was awarded a Network Planning Grant through the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). This grant focused on development of the HINK Suicide Prevention and Improvement Network (SPIN).
This project serves HINK’s 12-county, rural region of northeast and northcentral Kansas, and project partners are intimately familiar with the unique requirements of the people that live in the region and how to meet these needs. The HINK SPIN is focused on a strategic assessment of the region, focused on the mental health and suicide prevention opportunities as well as increased cultural competency training for healthcare providers of rural patients.
The overarching goal of the HINK’s SPIN project is to bring a heightened focus on reducing suicide and expanding access to behavioral health care services in its predominantly rural network region. The target population is rural teenagers and adults (age 15-64) at risk of developing or diagnosed with a mental or behavioral health issue in northeast and north-central Kansas.
Strategic Areas of Focus
Public Education/Stigma Reduction
HINK SPIN Partners
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