Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Did You Know?  is a weekly feature from the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!

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April 28, 2017

  • About 1 in 7 US children aged 2–8 years has a mental, behavioral, or developmental disorder, such as anxiety, learning problems, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
  • Kids who have these disorders and live in rural areas face personal, financial, and neighborhood challenges more often than those who live in urban areas.
  • Rural children and their parents might need additional support from states, healthcare systems, and primary care providers— here’s how to help them thrive.

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