Jul 26, 2022 - Announces the American Heart Association's Rural Health Care Outcomes Accelerator as part of a 3-year initiative to address rural health disparities through quality assistance programs, research networking, and recognition of care excellence in rural hospitals.
Source: American Heart Association
Jul 18, 2022 - Features a community network in rural Emanuel County, Georgia participating in the USDA Rural Development's Rural Partners Network (RPN) program. Discusses funded projects to remove debris, disaster site wreckage, and tree limbs, and future priorities to improve infrastructure and sidewalks.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Jul 14, 2022 - Describes the rural health research efforts of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at the University at Buffalo. Notes CTSI's work in examining barriers to care in New York state, challenges facing rural health researchers, and the importance of collaboration and community participation in research.
Jul 9, 2022 - Highlights a group of rural healthcare providers, medical students, and guests who gather in Ada, Oklahoma monthly for a breakfast meeting to discuss rural health issues. Notes that the club has grown from 4 rural doctors to over 20 regular attendees in its 10 years, and describes the importance of fellowship to retaining rural healthcare professionals.
Source: The Ada News
Jul 5, 2022 - Discusses challenges for rural mental healthcare in Wyoming related to stigma and access to services, and highlights regional and community partnerships. Describes community training programs to build awareness of mental health and suicide prevention, and other efforts to provide crisis intervention and connect people needing services to providers.
Source: Powell Tribune
Jun 23, 2022 - Highlights efforts of the Mississippi State Department of Health's Office of Preventive Health and Health Equity to address inequities and disparities in COVID-19 vaccination among African Americans in the state, noting broader issues of access in rural areas. Describes research and outreach initiatives to respond to vaccine hesitancy and increase access to vaccines and information through partnerships with community leaders and institutions.
Source: Milbank Memorial Fund