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Nebraska News

News stories from the past 60 days.

UNK Program Addresses Need for Rural Health Care Providers
Oct 6, 2018 - Highlights the Kearney Health Opportunities Program, a health professions education program that provides full-tuition scholarships to the University of Nebraska at Kearney and guarantees admission to the health professional program of their choice at the University of Nebraska Medical Center for students who commit to practicing in rural areas of the state.
Source: Kearney Hub
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When Seconds Count: One Funder's Work to Improve Stroke Outcomes in Rural America
Sep 10, 2018 - Highlights the philanthropic work of the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to expand and enhance stroke care in the upper Midwest, with a specific focus on their recent work in Nebraska. Stroke mortality in rural areas can be as much as 30% higher than in urban areas, but investments in these largely-rural states with longer emergency response time work to reduce this disparity.
Source: Inside Philanthropy
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How Hospitals Are Using Telehealth to Improve Care and Access
Aug 21, 2018 - Details three telehealth programs in making a difference and improving access to care in rural Nebraska and New York. These programs provide pediatric psychiatry, stroke treatment, and a mobile diagnosis and treatment platform, respectively.
Source: American Hospital Association
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Last Updated: 10/8/2018