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Rural Transportation Toolkit

Posted by on November 14th, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

Transportation is often an economic and social factor when it comes to health, especially in rural areas. To maintain health, transportation is needed to access health services but remains a barrier for many in rural areas. The Rural Health Information Hub has a new Rural Transportation Toolkit which includes evidence-based examples, promising models, and resources… Read More »

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Nov

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National Rural Health Week Nov 13-16

Posted by on November 3rd, 2017 0 comments

Recognize health care services in rural communities by participating in National Rural Health Week, November 13-16, 2017. The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) is hosting three 30-minute “WebSights” sessions on National Rural Health Day (NRHD) – Thursday, November 16. The NOSORH Power of Rural website also showcases event ideas such as Walk… Read More »

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Oct

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AHRQ Report on Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid use Disorder

Posted by on October 30th, 2017 0 comments

A recent report from the Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality highlights factors related to medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorder in rural primary care settings. Implementing Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Rural Primary Care: Environmental Scan presents three main findings from a literature review of scientific and grey literature: models of… Read More »

Posted in: Rural, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Oct

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Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program Grant

Posted by on October 16th, 2017 0 comments

The Health Resources and Services Administration is offering grants for the Outreach Program, “a community-based grant program aimed towards promoting rural health care services by enhancing health care delivery in rural communities. Outreach projects focus on the improvement of access to services, strategies for adapting to changes in the health care environment, and overall enrichment of… Read More »

Posted in: Rural, Scholarships and Grants

Sep

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Social Determinants of Health for Rural People

Posted by on September 28th, 2017 0 comments

The Rural Health Information Hub supports healthcare and population health in rural communities. They’ve recently updated their topic page for the Social Determinants of Health for Rural People. Social determinants of health are defined by the World Health Organization as: “the circumstances in which people are born, grow up, live, work and age, and the… Read More »

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Sep

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Rural Patient Hospital Discharge Planning

Posted by on September 14th, 2017 0 comments

“Providing Patient-Centered Enhanced Discharge Planning and Rural Transition Support: Building a Rural Transitions Network Between Regional Referral and Critical Access Hospitals” is now available. A collaboration between the University of Montana and St. Patrick’s Hospital, the manual describes procedures used in Western Montana to develop a model improving likelihood of a good recovery for patients and… Read More »

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Aug

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Wellness Webinars for Farm and Ranch Women

Posted by on August 16th, 2017 0 comments

August 31st, 7:30-8pm CDT September 5, 12-12:30pm CDT September 7, 8-8:30am CDT Join Carolyn Sheridan, Farmer and AgriSafe Clinical Director, for thirty minutes to learn how you can incorporate simple steps to stay well as women on the farm and ranch. To register and see more information, visit the AgriSafe GoToTraining page.

Posted in: Rural, Webinars

Aug

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Rural Tobacco Control and Prevention

Posted by on August 9th, 2017 0 comments

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable mortality and morbidity in the United States and is responsible for over 400,000 deaths each year. Smoking causes about 90% of all lung cancer deaths in the United States. Those who smoke regularly are more likely than nonsmokers to develop heart disease, stroke, and lung cancer. About 50% of smokers develop chronic obstructive pulmonary… Read More »

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Aug

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Improving Cancer Control in Rural Communities

Posted by on August 3rd, 2017 0 comments

Two new studies, one by NCI researchers and one led by CDC researchers, have found that cancer rates are higher in rural areas than in urban areas. The CDC study also showed that, although cancer deaths rates are decreasing in rural areas, they are doing so more slowly than they are in urban areas.

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Rural

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Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative

Posted by on June 27th, 2017 0 comments

Grant Opportunity from the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) This notice solicits applications for the Empowered Communities Initiative, or ECI, program. The ECI Program is intended to provide support for minority and/or disadvantaged communities disproportionately impacted by the opioid epidemic, childhood/adolescent obesity, or serious mental illness. It seeks to prevent opioid abuse, increase access… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Rural, Scholarships and Grants, Substance Addiction and Misuse

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