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Rural Resource Guide to Help Communities Address Substance Use Disorder and Opioid Misuse

Posted by on November 26th, 2018 0 comments

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced a new Rural Resource Guide to Help Communities Address Substance Use Disorder and Opioid Misuse. The intention is to provide leaders in rural communities with a place to locate Federal resources that can help them to respond to… Read More »

Posted in: General, Rural, Scholarships and Grants, Substance Addiction and Misuse



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Erroneous Media Reports about Chickens and Halloween Costumes

Posted by on November 2nd, 2018 0 comments

Despite news reports to the contrary, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) did not warned people against dressing chickens in Halloween costumes.

Posted in: Children and Teens, Public Health, Rural



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Using Federal Funds to Help the Opioid Crisis in Court, Prisons, and Homes

Posted by on September 5th, 2018 0 comments

With federal dollars are directed toward the opioid crisis, three rural communities are using innovative approaches. Finding a specific subpopulation they can help, certain interventions or programs are being put into place. In Ohio, the Portsmouth City Health Department has a patient navigator who meets with individuals to find the best way to access court-ordered… Read More »

Posted in: General, Rural, Substance Addiction and Misuse



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Rural Opioid Educational Resources

Posted by on July 25th, 2018 0 comments

The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health has developed a compendium of resources for rural opioid education. New resources are added as available. Access the toolkit to find reports, recordings of webinars, best practices, training materials, treatment resources and customizable posters, flyers and brochures.

Posted in: Rural, Substance Addiction and Misuse



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Heat Illness Prevention

Posted by on July 13th, 2018 0 comments

Heat illness prevention is crucial to those working outdoors in the summer. The Pacific NW Agricultural Safety and Health Center provides resources and training materials for educators. Included are the Four Types of Heat Illness (heat cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke); Identification and Treatment; Steps to Heat Illness Prevention; and Resources. Tools are available in… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual, Rural



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Rural Response to the Opioid Crisis

Posted by on June 14th, 2018 0 comments

This new topic guide from the Rural Health Information Hub identifies rural-specific initiatives and funding opportunities, program examples, and tools and resources focused on prevention, harm reduction, and treatment, to help address this crisis in your rural community. This guide will help you learn about activities underway to address the opioid crisis in rural communities at… Read More »

Posted in: Rural, Substance Addiction and Misuse



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Rural Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Toolkit

Posted by on May 25th, 2018 0 comments

This toolkit is designed to help organizations identify and implement a health promotion programs. It also provides best practices and resources for small and rural communities. https://news.nnlm.gov/bhic/ruralhealth  

Posted in: Rural



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Rural Data Visualizations

Posted by on May 10th, 2018 0 comments

The Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) provides a Rural Data Visualization resource with access to a range of tools to explore issues that impact rural health. The visualizations are based on data from federal and other publicly available data sources, and illustrate that data in a variety of formats to show how rural areas compare…. Read More »

Posted in: Rural



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Emergency Preparedness Toolkit for Rural Communities

Posted by on April 9th, 2018 0 comments

Emergency Preparedness and Recovery: A Toolkit for Rural Communities is a publication from the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association. Focused on disaster recovery in rural communities, this toolkit is the product of a grant from the American Planning Association in which recipients focused on a high priority project in their community that emphasized… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Rural



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Rural Food Access Toolkit

Posted by on March 15th, 2018 0 comments

The Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) makes available a new toolkit. This toolkit compiles evidence-based models and resources to support organizations implementing food access programs in rural communities across the United States. Created in collaboration with the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center, this toolkit is designed to guide users through creating a sustainable program… Read More »

Posted in: Low Income, Rural

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