Jan 25, 2023 - Researchers from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and Vanderbilt University Medical Center conducted a long-term study of 27,115 adults in 12 southeastern states, and found that adults living in rural areas have a 19% higher risk of developing heart failure compared to their urban counterparts. Rural Black men participating in the study had a 34% higher risk of heart failure compared to urban Black men.
Source: National Institutes of Health
Jan 12, 2023 - The Community Education Group in West Virginia will use two $50,000 grants to help community-based organizations provide mPox education to LGBTQ residents in rural parts of the 13 Appalachian states. The group will create educational materials and host meetings to reduce barriers to care for those in the LGBTQ community who are most at risk.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Jan 5, 2023 - Reports that 10 rural Georgia hospitals have each received a $50,000 donation from the Georgia Heart Hospital Program. The program was created to help rural hospitals by increasing their funding and their ability to provide healthcare.
Source: WALB News
Dec 21, 2022 - Describes a new study from the University of Georgia, detailing the norms that make it difficult for farmers to seek help when they feel stressed and overwhelmed. Uses data from in-depth interviews with 15 fulltime farmers living in 10 rural counties across Georgia.
Source: UGA Today