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News by Topic: Population health

Dec 19, 2019 - Provides an overview of a study that shows combining physical and mental healthcare improves chronic conditions like diabetes and depression along the U.S.-Mexico border. The project focuses on providing Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH) to improve wellness among low-income, uninsured Hispanic residents in South Texas.
Source: Managed Healthcare Executive
Dec 19, 2019 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) are seeking nominations for the CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment (CHACHSPT). The Committee is charged with advising CDC and HRSA on strategies, policies and priorities for HIV, viral hepatitis, and STD prevention and treatment efforts. Nominations will be accepted on a continuous basis.
Source: Federal Register
Dec 18, 2019 - A University of Kentucky-led coalition is partnering with employers to address the high rates of lung cancer among rural Kentuckian men. The coalition created worksite interventions on lung cancer to inform those at risk of the resources available in their area.
Source: University of Kentucky News
Dec 18, 2019 - American Indians in Minnesota have the highest opioid overdose death rate among Native Americans in the country. Researchers at the University of Minnesota Duluth medical school and White Earth Nation officials partnered to examine opioid overdoses among American Indians and identify underlying reasons of opiate use and ways to prevent future deaths.
Source: West Central Tribune
Dec 17, 2019 - Features a team of researchers at the University of Georgia who are using computer modeling to address the disparity in cardiovascular health among rural and urban populations. Describes how they will use a model to represent rural communities, leading to a greater understanding and more accurate policy recommendations to improve rural health.
Source: UGA Today
Dec 17, 2019 - Summarizes a study that found the number of Americans who have a primary care doctor is decreasing, which can have consequences on their health. The lead researcher attributes this decline to "inconvenience," and describes other contributing factors such as a lack of insurance or the shortage of primary care providers, especially in rural areas.
Source: U.S. News & World Report
Dec 17, 2019 - Features the Veggies for Kids, a food nutrition education program conducted by University of Nevada targeted to young children living on American Indian reservations or in adjacent rural areas. The in-school program teaches children how to grow their own vegetables, increase physical activity, and appreciate healthy traditional Native American foods.
Source: Nevada Today
Dec 16, 2019 - The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is seeking published and unpublished scientific information submissions to inform their review on the Management of High-Need, High-Cost Patients: A Realist and Systematic Review. The full review protocol is available for review on the AHRQ website. Submissions are due within 30 days of this notice.
Source: Federal Register
Dec 16, 2019 - The Journal of Behavioral Medicine has issued a call for papers for a special issue on rural behavioral health. Submissions are due by June 1, 2020 and must be submitted on the journal's website.
Source: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Dec 15, 2019 - Summarizes a report that highlighted an increase in summer meals served to children in rural Kentucky this year. The Kentucky Kids Eat program expanded their reach to rural areas by using mobile cafes. They also served meals at schools and community feed sites.
Source: WKU