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Rural Health
News by Topic: Mortality

Jul 21, 2020 - Summarizes research on self-inflicted firearm injury deaths in rural America. Suggestions to address this issue include implementing interventions that are community-based and would reduce other deaths of despair. Researchers mention that utilizing a broader public health approach in high risk areas could reduce both gun suicides and opioid deaths.
Source: Boston University School of Medicine
Jul 6, 2020 - Explores how Alabama revitalized its perinatal regionalization program and decreased the state's infant mortality rate in 2017 and 2018. Discusses how they are continuing to address racial disparities and includes lessons learned to help other states interested in implementing similar programs.
Source: Milbank Memorial Fund
Jun 18, 2020 - The Indian Health Service is accepting application for the Tribal Injury Prevention Cooperative Agreement Program which is designed to decrease the incidence of severe injuries and death in American Indian and Alaska Native populations. Applications are due by October 1, 2020.
Source: Federal Register