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Rural Health
News by Topic: Rural-urban differences

Feb 12, 2020 - Features a virtual care program between Children's Health and rural hospitals in Texas, where NICU and pediatric patients can receive care from experts while staying at their local hospital. Rural physicians also benefit from the partnership as they gain expertise from urban medical centers.
Source: D Magazine
Feb 12, 2020 - Interview with three healthcare CEOs on physician recruitment and retention strategies in rural areas. Discusses the "Cheesecake Factory" issue, where the ability to recruit top talent hinges upon local attractions, such as chain restaurants and shopping centers.
Source: Becker's Hospital Review
Feb 12, 2020 - The Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) spoke at the National Rural Health Association's Rural Health Policy Institute on efforts to improve healthcare in rural communities. Discusses the challenges faced by rural Americans and highlights organizations that have been addressing these disparities and continuing to make progress.
Source: The Federal Communications Commission
Feb 11, 2020 - Interview with the new director of the American Academy of Family Physicians' (AAFP) Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care. Discusses his background practicing rural family medicine and how his experience will benefit the Graham Center.
Source: American Academy of Family Physicians
Feb 11, 2020 - Summarizes a study which showed that rural doctors have salaries approximately 5 to 10 percent higher than doctors practicing in urban areas. Describes the importance of offering higher salaries, tuition assistance and other incentives to recruit healthcare professionals to work in rural communities.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Feb 10, 2020 - The American Heart Association published a Presidential Advisory on addressing social determinants of health and improving healthcare quality and outcomes in rural America. Summarizes the existing disparities in rural communities and proposes solutions that prioritize rural health policy, research, and innovation.
Source: American Heart Association
Feb 10, 2020 - Discusses cardiovascular disease in rural areas, identifying a higher mortality rate among rural patients than their urban counterparts. Includes an interview with two doctors on the challenges to managing acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in rural areas and how the challenges can be addressed.
Source: The Cardiology Advisor
Feb 9, 2020 - Summarizes a report that found Missouri has limited access to mental healthcare for those in the agricultural workforce and especially in the state's 99 rural counties. Describes the need for mental health professionals, increased technology, and other resources to overcome barriers to access.
Source: New Tribune
Feb 9, 2020 - Highlights a VA program in North Dakota that is focused on training community clergy to support rural veterans' mental health. The program has four modules that help trainees understand and address military culture, family life, mental healthcare, and networking.
Source: U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
Feb 5, 2020 - Examines rural hospitals' ability to handle the coronavirus if there were an outbreak in their community, healthcare leaders describe that even without all of the resources of urban hospitals, they are prepared. Explains how leaders are more concerned with the influx of "the worried well" and the impact it could have on residents.
Source: The Daily Yonder