News stories from the past 60 days.
Mar 17, 2023 - Oregon's coastal and rural communities have higher rates of "deaths of despair," such as overdoses, alcohol-related deaths and suicides, compared with the more urban parts of the state. Oregon State University's Coast to Forest initiative helps people learn how to recognize signs and symptoms of mental health distress and how to respond.
Mar 15, 2023 - The rate of homelessness and housing insecurity rose faster in rural places than the country at large over the past two years. Community-based organizations like the Gary Leif Navigation Center in Roseburg, Oregon and Kentucky River Community Care in eastern Kentucky are in a position to offer solutions.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Feb 14, 2023 - According to Oregon Board of Pharmacy, there are 30 fewer pharmacies in Oregon today than five years ago. Many of the closures have been in rural areas, resulting in tens of thousands of customers facing longer drives and increased wait times for medications, as the remaining pharmacies take on more patients.
Source: Fox 12
Feb 1, 2023 - Announces Bolivar General Hospital of Bolivar, Tennessee along with CEO Ruby Kirby as the 2022 recipient of the Rural Hospital Leadership Team Award. The award recognizes outstanding leadership, responsiveness to a community's health needs, and a collaborative process that has led to measurable outcomes. Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, New Hampshire and CEO Don Caruso, as well as Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital and Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital in Oregon, and CEO Lesley Ogden, were finalists for the award.
Source: American Hospital Association
Last Updated: 3/17/2023