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Rural Health
News by Topic: Community engagement and volunteerism

Fixing What Ails You: Rural County to Reopen Hospital
Sep 19, 2018 - A hospital in Lee County, Virginia is set to reopen their local hospital after closing five years ago. Highlights the long-term efforts to maintain the building during the closure and community and state support to to bring services back to the area.
Source: National Association of Counties
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Chronic Loneliness Is A Major Cause Of Suicide For Seniors, Especially in Rural California
Sep 12, 2018 - Discusses the health risks associated with chronic loneliness and isolation. In California's rural Amador County, one third of the suicides between 2010 and 2017 were over the age of 60. Rural communities often have older residents and are generally more isolated due to their geography. Also highlights community interventions designed to fight loneliness and provide community for older residents.
Source: Capital Public Radio
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CDC: Surgeon General's Call to Action: “Community Health and Prosperity” Federal Register
Sep 6, 2018 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is seeking comments by November 5, 2018 on an upcoming Surgeon General's Call to Action entitled "Community Health and Prosperity." The purpose of the Call is to show that investments in community health can improve the health and prosperity of communities and to encourage the private sector and policymakers to invest in community health improvements.
Source: Federal Register
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