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Mississippi News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Nov 7, 2019 - A majority of Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) are in rural parts of the country, leaving rural Americans with limited access to preventive dermatologic care and treatment. Opinion article addresses the implications of a lack of board-certified dermatologists and introduces solutions implemented at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, such as teledermatology and rural residency programs.
Source: Health Affairs
Nov 4, 2019 - Features a mother in rural Mississippi who struggles to find sufficient mental health care for her son because of the lack of services available in her community. Outlines a study that found the number of child psychologists in the U.S. has risen, but many rural and lower income counties are still without one.
Source: HuffPost
Oct 24, 2019 - Examines the fragmented mental health system in Mississippi, as patients struggle to receive necessary care. Highlights community centers that are successfully providing mental health services, but lack of funding, minimal health insurance coverage, poor public transportation, and a shortage of mental health professionals can be challenging to overcome.
Source: Mississippi Today
Oct 21, 2019 - Features a small independent emergency medical services company in rural Mississippi. Describes the challenges to rural EMS business owners, including lack of reimbursement for services, increasing hospital closures, difficulty recruiting and retaining personnel, and limited government resources.
Source: Mississippi Today

Last Updated: 11/7/2019