Washington Program Trains Dental Super-Generalists to Serve Rural Communities

RIDE student group

How do you attract dental students into practice in rural and underserved areas? With 70% of RIDE graduates practicing in those targeted areas, University of Washington School of Dentistry’s RIDE faculty, a preceptor, graduate, and current student share how it’s done and why it works.

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March 7, 2018

Recruitment and Retention: Overcoming the Rural EMS Dilemma

Humboldt’s EMS wreck extrication team rescues a driver from a motor vehicle collision.

Limited funding, expanding coverage areas, and a cultural shift in volunteerism across generations has motivated EMS leaders to find new recruitment methods that attract more personnel and keep them as long as possible.

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February 7, 2018

Young Rural Healthcare Leaders Share Experiences and Insights

photo of young rural healthcare leaders Adam Willman, Melissa Kelly, Stephanie Orr, and Benjamin Anderson

In addition to providing advice for those with potential interest in rural healthcare executive positions, four Critical Access Hospitals leaders – all under age 40 – share stories of innovation and impact on their organizations and communities.

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January 24, 2018

HEROs in Rural Health: Q&A with Art Kaufman

Dr. Arthur Kaufman

Dr. Art Kaufman discusses the Health Extension Rural Offices (HEROs) model, how he is helping promote the use of community health workers, and his work with the University of New Mexico’s World Health Organization Collaborating Center.

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January 10, 2018

Top 10 Rural Monitor Articles of 2017

Top 10 of 2017

The year’s most-read list includes articles on the health literacy, tick-borne diseases, COPD, American Indian health disparities, and a variety of innovative rural health approaches.

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December 27, 2017

From the Director: Celebrating 15 Years of RHIhub

Kristine Sande, RHIhub Program Director

For fifteen years, the Rural Health Information Hub has been serving rural America. RHIhub Program Director Kristine Sande shares thoughts on how RHIhub and the broader rural health community have worked together to help rural communities and shares a list of 15 key RHIhub resources.

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December 11, 2017

Rural Unintentional Injuries: They’re Not Accidents – They’re Preventable

image of words related to unintentional injury

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2017 MMWR Rural Series has featured several reports highlighting rural unintentional injuries as one of the top 5 leading causes of death. What are these “unintentional injuries”? How often are rural residents killed by them? Here’s a look at the three leading causes of rural unintentional injuries.

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November 29, 2017