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News by Topic: Population health

Jan 27, 2020 - Healthcare professionals from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center are addressing maternal morbidity by focusing on mothers' health in their "fourth trimester," the end of the pregnancy through the first year. Describes that there is a higher risk for maternal health issues in rural areas and explains how communities can help.
Source: The Times
Jan 27, 2020 - Notice from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) of a public meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) to be held in Washington, D.C. on February 10-11, 2020. The meeting will include a discussion of the President's Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative (EHE) jurisdictional plans, focusing on pilot sites in Georgia, Maryland, Louisiana, and the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma; an update on the Ready, Set, PrEP National Program, Stigma as a Barrier — Shared Experiences and Challenges from International and Domestic Perspectives, and Women and HIV. Preregistration is required and is due by February 3, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Jan 24, 2020 - Summarizes a study that found handgun carrying was not uncommon for rural children, many of whom started carrying in the sixth grade. Discusses the health risks for young people who have been exposed to guns.
Source: University of Washington News
Jan 23, 2020 - The American Hospital Association announced the 2019 recipient of the Rural Health Leadership Award is Cody Regional Health (CRH) in Wyoming. Describes how CRH identified heart disease as the second highest cause of death in their county and built a cardiology clinic to provide high-quality and accessible care and reverse negative health outcomes.
Source: American Hospital Association
Jan 23, 2020 - Summarizes a report that finds three in five Americans feel lonely, identifies a higher rate of loneliness among rural populations. The report explains how the trends shaping the way we work are affecting our mental wellness, includes Cigna's plan of action to combat the rise of loneliness.
Source: Cigna
Jan 23, 2020 - Features the new executive director of the National Center for Frontier Communities (NCFC), a group dedicated to research and advocacy to improve the health of America's frontier. Explains the challenges frontier communities face and how to define "frontier" for the purposes of state and federal funding.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Jan 23, 2020 - Summarizes a policy brief from the National Rural Health Association, describes how one third of rural emergency medical services are extremely short-staffed and in "immediate operational jeopardy." Addresses contributing factors such as the disparity that rural residents are more likely to die following traumatic injury than non-rural patients.
Source: The Rural Blog
Jan 22, 2020 - Summarizes a study conducted by the non-profit ACT, which identified that students of color felt more uncomfortable seeking mental health support than their white counterparts. The survey also found rural students had more trouble accessing mental health services, recommending schools offer students the option to teleconference with counselors.
Source: Diverse Education
Jan 22, 2020 - Provides an overview of the healthcare system in Maryland, the only state in the U.S. to widely utilize a global hospital budget. Explains how their system could be used as a model for other states, as the budget allows them to focus on "doing the right thing," includes the limitations of implementing a similar program.
Source: Vox
Jan 21, 2020 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is requesting information to inform future activities that support health equity in tobacco prevention and control among certain population groups. Factors impacting the disparity population groups include age, disability, rural/urban status, income, race/ethnicity, and educational attainment, among other things. Information must be submitted to the CDC by March 23, 2020.
Source: Federal Register