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Chronic Disease in Rural America – News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Nov 15, 2019 - The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funds 13 state programs to help patients improve their quality of life and manage arthritis. Includes insight from leaders of arthritis programs in Washington, Oregon, and Utah on how to maintain sustainability and success while tackling health disparities in rural communities.
Source: Xtelligent Healthcare Media
Nov 15, 2019 - Highlights the work and story of Grace Anne Dorney Koppel, who was diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in 2001. Since then, she has become a spokeswoman and advocate for patients with COPD, cofounding 12 pulmonary rehabilitation centers with her husband, and focusing on placing them in rural communities.
Source: CNN
Nov 13, 2019 - Highlights a researcher and professor from Ohio State University who is working to implement a cervical cancer prevention program in Appalachia. The program will increase screenings and HPV vaccinations, as well as help women to stop smoking.
Source: West Virginia Public Broadcasting
Nov 11, 2019 - Identifies approaches that community based programs have implemented to combat the disproportionate rates of chronic disease in rural areas. Common characteristics of a successful program includes gaining organizational support, thinking outside of the box, building in sustainability, and collaborating with communities.
Source: Health Payer Intelligence
Oct 31, 2019 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is requesting comments from the public regarding barriers and opportunities to effective chronic disease prevention. Responses are due by December 13, 2019.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Last Updated: 11/18/2019