Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child through CATCH

CATCH student Brianna Hale with CATCH character


Across the nation, 11,000 sites are using The Coordinated Approach To Child Health (CATCH), the most widespread coordinated school health program in the world. This article focuses on one Illinois region that has engaged 76% of their elementary schools in healthy eating and physical activity through CATCH.

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April 13, 2016

Providing Patients with Access to Nutritious Food

Tray of food prepared by Fairview Hospital's foodservice


Money, distance, and lack of education are just a few barriers between rural Americans and nutritious food. Find out how a Critical Access Hospital, a prescription program, and a research project are creating tangible examples of how to promote nutrition and increase patients’ access to healthy food.

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March 30, 2016

Counteracting the Darkness of Physician Burnout

Signs of Physician Burnout


Physician burnout is rising as a popular healthcare topic, but the reality has been an ongoing problem in rural health settings. Dr. Jill Kruse shares her burnout experience, how she overcame it, and what she is doing to help others, while Dr. Randall Longenecker gives tips on building resiliency.

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March 16, 2016

An Interview with Scott Ekblad

Scott Ekblad


The Director of the Oregon Office of Rural Health shares his state’s strategies to address common rural health issues and also newer epidemics such as opiate abuse.

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January 6, 2016

Top 5 Rural Monitor Articles of 2015

Top 5 of 2015


Articles on healthcare access for veterans, hospital closures, rural health history, FORHP grantee successes, and distance education all made it onto the year’s most-read list.

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December 30, 2015