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Mental Health in Rural Communities Toolkit

Posted by on April 9th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Mental Health in Rural Communities Toolkit was made possible through the combined efforts of the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center, in partnership with the NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, and in collaboration with the Rural Health Information Hub. This toolkit compiles evidence-based and promising models and resources to support organizations… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Rural



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2017 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report

Posted by on January 3rd, 2019 0 comments

The 2017 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report assesses the performance of our healthcare system and identifies areas of strengths and weaknesses, as well as disparities, for access to healthcare and quality of healthcare.

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Inner City, Low Income, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Rural



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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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