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Improving Health in Rural America: Addressing the Leading Causes of Death

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National Governors Association
Jan 5, 2018

Lauren Block

Sonia Pandit


The National Governors Association is providing a technical assistance opportunity for states to develop and implement strategies to address the leading causes of death in rural areas.

The leading causes of death that disproportionately impact rural communities are:

  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Chronic lower respiratory diseases
  • Unintentional injuries
  • Stroke

Technical assistance will include:

  1. Monthly calls
  2. Research and data to inform decision-making
  3. Connections with state and national subject matter experts
  4. Assistance in the development and implementation of action plans
  5. A multi-state convening in Washington, D.C. (March 6-7, 2018)
  6. A team retreat
  7. Post project evaluation

Eligible applicants are state teams of Governor's staff and other senior state officials, including:

  • Governor’s Health Policy Advisor
  • State Public Health Official
  • State Office of Rural Health Director
  • State Chronic Disease Director
  • State Health Secretary/Commissioner

Additional team members may include:

  • Medicaid Director
  • Local officials from the selected geographic focus area
  • Academic or research institutions
  • State Legislators
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

This is a technical assistance opportunity.

Application process

A list of required application content is provided on the program website.

Submit the application in a single PDF document by email to Sonia Pandit.

Tagged as
Cancer · Cardiovascular disease · Chronic respiratory conditions · Injuries · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Policy · Public health

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