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News by Topic: Health disparities

Mar 1, 2024 - Highlights efforts to increase colon cancer screening rates in Texas through a network of universities, healthcare facilities, and insurers. Discusses rising rates of cancer and disparities for specific races and ethnicities. Notes rural-specific needs.
Source: KERA News
Feb 29, 2024 - A new partnership between 24 rural and urban tribal organizations will address physician shortages in tribal communities by advocating for more graduate medical education opportunities in tribal medical facilities. The group aims to improve existing health disparities for American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Source: Native News Online
Feb 27, 2024 - Announces a new institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences that will conduct community-based research and implement programming for improving rural and medically underserved health outcomes in the state.
Source: UAMS News
Feb 23, 2024 - Describes the launch of a collaborative program in Nevada aiming to increase access to healthcare and health insurance for tribal communities. Discusses current rates of participation for Native residents and health disparities they experience. Highlights the impact of tribal representation in policymaking.
Source: The Nevada Independent
Feb 21, 2024 - Summarize a recent study finding race disparities in buprenorphine prescribing for in both rural and urban communities. Study examined 2018 prescribing data at the zip code level. Notes that the lack of medical providers for the rural minority communities is the reason for the rural disparity. Also discusses urban disparities trends and the impact these trends have on overdose mortality for various race and ethnicities.
Source: 90.5 WESA
Feb 13, 2024 - Discusses a Minnesota initiative to increase diversity in farming, address access to healthy food and health equity, and improve economic opportunities in rural areas.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Feb 9, 2024 - Notice from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) of a public meeting of the President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders on February 27-28, 2024. Agenda items include discussions on full and draft recommendations by the Commission's six Subcommittees on ways to advance equity, justice, and opportunity for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities. The confirmed time and agenda will be posted on the President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders website. Registration is required.
Source: Federal Register
Jan 31, 2024 - Summarizes recent research finding disparate mortality outcomes for rural patients on ventilators in intermediate care units when compared to similar patients in urban hospitals. Study included 2.75 million hospitalizations of Medicare patients on respiratory support in rural and urban hospitals. Discusses quality of care in various departments of rural and urban hospitals.
Source: NHLBI News
Jan 24, 2024 - Highlights a rural Tennessee hospital's efforts to eliminate rural health disparities through the American Heart Association's Rural Health Care Outcomes Accelerator program. The program offers collaboration with rural clinical experts, research opportunities, professional education, and more.
Source: Radio NWTN
Jan 16, 2024 - The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is seeking scientific information submissions to inform its review on Updating the Measurement Criteria for AHRQ's National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (NHQDR). Includes background information and key questions related to the review. The full research protocol is available for review on the AHRQ website. Submissions are due by February 15, 2024.
Source: Federal Register