News stories from the past 60 days.
Nov 29, 2019 - Describes how health issues affect rural populations differently than urban ones. Highlights initiatives to improve the overall health of residents in Alabama, such as Body Quest, which provides healthy eating and physical education through schools and summer programs.
Source: Gadsden Times
Nov 19, 2019 - Features a research program at the University of Alabama that analyzes how telehealth is used at Federally Qualified Health Centers to improve access to eye care for rural, minority, and underserved populations. This project takes place in Alabama's Black Belt Region and focuses on increasing patient engagement and follow-up care.
Source: mHealth Intelligence
Nov 19, 2019 - Overview of a study whose participants consisted of rural alumni from the University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences, most of which are now family physicians. Researchers focused on the physicians' experiences within the pipeline program in order to draw conclusions about successful long-term preceptorships.
Source: American Academy of Family Physicians
Nov 12, 2019 - Discusses the Alabama Kids Count report, which identifies rural areas as having more healthcare disparities because of a lack of access to services. Also reports an increase in children living in poverty but an overall decrease in teen pregnancies and preventable teen deaths.
Source: Montgomery Advertiser
Last Updated: 11/29/2019