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News stories from the past 60 days.

A Conversation with Ray Rogers
Oct 2, 2018 - Radio interview with Ray Rogers, the CEO for the National Center for Health Care Informatics (NCHCI) and the Praxis Center for Innovative Learning in Montana. Discussion includes the creation and the work of the NCHCI and the development of the Praxis Center, which is intended to provide simulation training opportunities to rural providers, among other things.
Source: Rural Health Leadership Radio
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Montana's First Psychiatry Residency Program Aimed at Improving Rural Mental Health Care
Sep 6, 2018 - Discusses the launch of Montana's first psychiatry residency program, which is anticipated to bring trained mental health professionals to rural Eastern Montana. The residency will begin with three students, but each year the program will add three new students for a total of 12 across all four years. Montana has the highest suicide rate in the nation and only 7 psychiatrists for every 100,000 residents.
Source: Billings Gazette
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Residency Programs Help Boost Numbers of Primary Care Physicians in Montana
Sep 2, 2018 - Discusses the great need for physicians in Montana, especially in rural areas, and details residency programs in the state that intentionally admit more rural students and include working in rural areas as part of the residency. 13 Montana counties don't have any physicians, and another eight only have one each.
Source: Billings Gazette
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Montana Had the Highest Suicide Rate in the Country. Then Budget Cuts Hit.
Aug 28, 2018 - Discusses the high rates of suicide in Montana and the lack of access to behavioral health professionals throughout the state, but especially in rural and tribal areas. This problem was only exacerbated by budget cuts in 2017, and communities are continuing to feel the impacts of those losses.
Source: NBC News
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Last Updated: 10/2/2018