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Celebrate National Rural Health Day – November 18, 2021

Posted by on November 12th, 2021 Posted in: Advocacy, Blog, Consumer Health, General, NLM Resources, Public Health


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Rural Health Day is November 18, 2021! Evidence shows that there are marked health disparities between those living in rural areas versus their urban counterparts. Check out these events and resources:

Resources

Rural Health Information Hub
Includes funding opportunities, state guides, rural health data visualizations, rural project examples, an online library, evidence-based toolkits, and information on rural health disparities.

Medline Plus: Rural Health Concerns
Includes a summary of rural health concerns, and links to journal articles, prevention toolkits, and related issues.

CDC Rural Health
Includes an A-Z list of health topics impacting rural Americans, The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Rural Health Series, and success stories featuring successful interventions.

Atlas of Rural and Small-Town America
The Atlas of Rural and Small-Town America provides statistics by broad categories of socioeconomic factors. View county-level maps for socioeconomic indicators or or zoom into specific regions, States, or county areas.

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
Includes information on Funding, Rural Health Policy. Rural Hospital Programs, Rural Community Programs, Telehealth Programs, Rural Health Research and Policy Programs, Rural Communities Opioid Response Programs

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps
The County Health Rankings and Roadmaps provides data, evidence, guidance, and examples to build awareness of the multiple factors that influence health and support community leaders working to improve health and increase health equity.

 

Events

COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar for Rural Communities
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH)
Monday, November 15, 2021
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. CT
Learn more about federal COVID-19 resources, healthcare workforce mandates, healthcare coverage related to COVID-19 vaccines, and more.

 

Enhancing Antibiotic Stewardship Programs in Critical Access Hospitals
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. CT
Hear about antibiotic stewardship programs at Critical Access Hospitals. You will also hear from The Joint Commission about upcoming revisions to their antibiotic stewardship standards and receive practical advice for meeting these standards

 

Twitter Chat: Digital Equity and the Health of Rural Americans
Rural Health Information Hub and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CT
This #RuralHealthChat explores technology inequities that people in rural areas experience. This includes access to broadband, telehealth, and patient portals. This #RuralHealthChat will also allow attendees to learn more about funding opportunities that can help rural communities with their efforts to improve digital equity and broadband access.

 

NIH Rural Health Day Seminar Structural-Level Determinants of Rural Health Disparities
National Institute of Health
Thursday, November 18, 2021
10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. CT
The virtual seminar features engaging panel discussions, presentations and early-stage investigator talks, organized in three tracks:

  1. Sociocultural and economic determinants of health in rural populations
  2. Physical environmental determinants of health in rural populations
  3. Evaluation, measurements, and policy implications on rural health

 

Federal Efforts to Achieve Health Equity in Rural Communities
HRSA
Thursday, November 18, 2021
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. CT
Learn about federal efforts to achieve health equity in rural America. Panelists will present on strategies the Administration is taking to prioritize health equity and eliminate disparities in health access, policy, and practice.

 

Telling the Rural Star Stories
National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
Thursday, November 18, 2021
1:00– 2:00 p.m. CT
Behind the big headlines of rural health are the extraordinary people who make rural life better. Their stories tell the real “power of rural. ” Hear stories on resolve, resiliency, relationships, and readiness and lessons learned.

 

NNLM Class: Rural Health Resources
Thursday, November 18, 2021
1:00 p.m. – 2 p.m. CT
CE credit: CHES and CHIS Level 1
Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe current demographic trends in rural America.
  2. Download data sets and visualizations from rural health resources.
  3. Find information on health conditions, demographic groups and social issues.

 

Addressing Health Disparities in Rural Communities: FORHP Grantee Highlights
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
Thursday, November 18, 2021
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. CT
Learn about projects funded through FORHP grants. Hear from FORHP grantees as they share their work and best practices to create equitable access to health care in their communities.

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