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Find rural project examples in Rural Health Models and Innovations and proven strategies for strong rural programs with Evidence-Based Toolkits like the Rural Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Toolkit.
Rural Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Toolkit
This new toolkit, created in collaboration with the NORC Walsh Center, assembles evidence-based models and resources to aid organizations in employing COPD programs in rural communities. Learn how to implement, evaluate, and sustain programs combating COPD.
Diagnosing the Rural COPD Patient: Ask About Symptoms, Use Spirometry
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute calculates that 3.5 million rural Americans have COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It’s also estimated that hundreds of thousands of rural Americans have the condition and don’t know it. Though it is a condition without a cure, it is a condition with hope. The COPD Foundation’s Chief Science Officer and a State Captain share how asking questions and doing spirometry can help diagnose the condition.
Rural Health Day Includes Awards for 44 Heroes of Healthcare
The Daily Yonder
The Most Remote Emergency Room: Life and Death in Rural America
The Washington Post
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Rural Registered Nurses: Educational Preparation, Workplace, and Salary;
RN-to-BSN Programs: Challenges for Rural Nurse Education
Source: Rural and Minority Health Research Center
SORH Response to the National Substance Use Disorder Crisis
Source: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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