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News by Topic: Health disparities

Aug 10, 2022 - Announces the creation of 11 Regional Health Advisory Councils by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to address health disparities in rural and underserved communities. Describes the development of the councils and their locations, noting goals to reduce COVID-19 disparities in minority populations, develop and implement health equity policies and practices, and foster community driven decision making.
Source: State of Michigan
Jul 28, 2022 - Describes efforts to address rural disparities in breast and prostate cancer in South Carolina, noting that rural residents are less likely to have access to screening and have to travel long distances to receive primary care. Highlights research examining cancer diagnosis and death rates in the state.
Source: WSPA