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Feb

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SCR Regional Highlight: University of Arkansas assists displaced Marshall Islands community

Posted by on February 21st, 2017 0 comments

In the Pacific Ocean near the equator and just west of the international dateline, there is a small country known as the Marshall Islands, which has a population of 53,000 inhabitants. Somewhat similarly, if you head to Springdale, Arkansas, located in the northwest corner of the state, you will find not only the Consulate of… Read More »

Posted in: Arkansas, Disaster, General (all entries), Health Literacy, Outreach, Resources, Rural Health

Jan

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SCR Regional Highlight: Texas Colonias See Increased Health Problems

Posted by on January 12th, 2017 0 comments

Colonias. If you’re from a border state, you may be quite familiar with this word, as it is generally used to describe unsanitary or unsafe housing located along the border between the U.S. and Mexico. In Texas, colonias date back to at least the 1950s; developed as unincorporated subdivisions because the land was agriculturally worthless,… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Rural Health, SCR Regional Highlight, Texas

Oct

11

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Economic Growth in Rural Areas Will Lead to Better Rural Health

Posted by on October 11th, 2016 0 comments

We know we’ve been stressing rural health a lot lately, but it’s a very important health issue, as a large population of our region are in rural areas. In fact, 33.4 million people in 2000 in our area were considered rural populations. Here’s the state-by-state breakdown based off of 2000 Census data: 1.8 million New Mexicans… Read More »

Posted in: Rural Health

Sep

22

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Dental Care Limitation and Rural Health

Posted by on September 22nd, 2016 0 comments

How do you go about finding a dentist? Ask friends and coworkers where they go? Look at online reviews on Google, Yelp and the like? For millions of Americans, it’s not that simple. The rural poor, many of whom rely on Medicaid, have slim dental options, if any. A recent article by NPR tells the… Read More »

Posted in: Rural Health

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