News stories from the past 60 days.
Dec 29, 2019 - Features the CEO of the Rural Health Medical Program, which is a group of community health clinics in the Alabama Black Belt region. The area faces many challenges to accessing healthcare, such as provider shortages and poverty. Highlights the positive work she has done for her community to overcome those barriers.
Source: Advance Local Media
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
Last Updated: 12/31/2019