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Sep

14

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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 »

Posted in: Rural

Aug

16

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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

09

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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 »

Posted in: Rural

Aug

03

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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

Jun

27

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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

Jun

27

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Rural Health Opioid Program

Posted by on June 27th, 2017 0 comments

Grant Opportunity from HHS Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) This announcement solicits applications for the Rural Health Opioid Program (RHOP). The purpose of RHOP is to promote rural health care services outreach by expanding the delivery of opioid related health care services to rural communities. The program will reduce the morbidity and mortality related… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Rural, Scholarships and Grants, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Jun

09

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Rural Health Report: Medicaid in Small Towns and Rural America

Posted by on June 9th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The Georgetown University Center for Children and Families (CCF) Rural Health Policy Project released Medicaid in Small Towns and Rural America: A Lifeline for Children, Families, and Communities. This report resulted from analysis by researchers from Georgetown and the University of North Carolina Rural Health Research Program and examined “how the role of Medicaid has… Read More »

Posted in: Rural

Apr

20

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Responding to sexual or domestic violence – resources for rural communities

Posted by on April 20th, 2017 0 comments

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and many useful resources are being shared across websites and social media. Accessing services and resources can be especially difficult in rural communities. Here are a few resources that might help those who support survivors of sexual or domestic violence in rural places. Safe Havens Interfaith Partnership Against Domestic… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Rural, Websites

Apr

18

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#RuralHealthChat: Rural Health Literacy

Posted by on April 18th, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

Chat with health literacy experts on Twitter using #RuralHealthChat on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 11am CT.  Check out RHIhub’s Rural Health Literacy Twitter Chat page for more information.

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Rural

Apr

06

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Addressing Public Health Crises: Suicide and Opioid Addiction

Posted by on April 6th, 2017 0 comments

During National Public Health Week, April 3-9, we celebrate the progress we’ve made helping people live healthier lives and those public health professionals who have helped us make that progress. But one hallmark of public health is life expectancy, and the United States just experienced a drop in overall life expectancy for the first time… Read More »

Posted in: Inner City, Mental Health, Public Health, Rural

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