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Resource type(s)
Capstone Project
Keyword
public health
Rights
Attribution 3.0 United States

Creator
Novak, Evan
Abstract
More research is needed to identify the best mechanisms to combat the existing treatment gap in global mental healthcare. Low- and middle-income countries are beginning to experience increasing disease burden related to neurologic, mental, and substance use disorders, but these countries are exponentially more susceptible to their toll on health systems than are more economically advantaged nations. Costa Rica has long been hailed as a model nation with respect to its sanitation, public education, and public health systems. This paper outlines the progression of the global health movement, and the development of the Costa Rican healthcare system in the context of mental health services and mental health research. Costa Rica is used as a prime example of responsive and effective policy changes in relation to both peer countries in Latin America and developed countries including the United States and Canada. After exploring health systems that have initiated efforts to combat the treatment gap in mental health care, integration with primary care will be examined as an alternative to targeted interventions.
Digital Publisher
Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center
Date Created
2018-05-11
Language
English
Subject: MESH
Mental Health Services
Research
Global Health
Primary Health Care
Delivery of Health Care
Subject: Geographic Name
Costa Rica
DOI
10.18131/G3C45H
ARK
ark:/c8131/g3c45h

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