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News by Topic: Population health

Jan 28, 2020 - The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Indian Health Service (IHS) partnered on a Health IT modernization effort that aims to improve healthcare delivery for American Indians and Native Americans. Describes the importance of obtaining input from real people during the design process and includes a list of upcoming blogs addressing different health disparities.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jan 28, 2020 - State governments are recognizing the economic potential of the outdoor recreational sports industry and have begun creating outdoor-recreation offices to spur economic growth in rural areas. Discusses how rural counties with recreation-based economies have slightly higher incomes, increased population growth, and better public health.
Source: The Daily Yonder
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 Beaver County 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 27, 2020 - The Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA), on behalf of the National Center for Mobility Management (NCMM), is requesting proposals for a consultant to complete a research paper on the role of transportation in addressing social isolation in older adults. All proposals must be submitted by February 17, 2020.
Source: National Center for Mobility Management
Jan 27, 2020 - The world's first indigenous health Ph.D. program will launch this fall at the University of North Dakota, addressing a global need for well-trained administrators that understand indigenous health issues. The program will also offer distance education opportunities for students located in other areas of the country.
Source: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Jan 27, 2020 - Highlights a digital conference hosted by Washington State University to teach farm women about self-care and stress reduction. A wellness professor from Bemidji University discussed the importance of alleviating stress by addressing relational, physical, and cognitive components of your life. (May require a subscription to view full article.)
Source: Capital Press
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