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Meeting the Needs of the
Whole Child through CATCH
Across the nation, 11,000 sites are using The Coordinated Approach To Child Health (CATCH), the most widespread coordinated school health program in the world. This article focuses on one Illinois region that has engaged 76% of their elementary schools in healthy eating and physical activity through CATCH.
Providing Patients with Access to Nutritious Food
Money, distance, and lack of education are just a few barriers between rural Americans and nutritious food. Find out how a Critical Access Hospital, a prescription program, and a research project are creating tangible examples of how to promote nutrition and increase patients’ access to healthy food.
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Rural Communities in Crisis: Strategies to Address the Opioid Crisis
Source: National Rural Health Association
Does ACA Insurance Coverage Expansion Improve the Financial Performance of Rural Hospitals?
Source: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
Delivery System Reform and Implications for Rural Communities
Source: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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