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Rural Health Disparities – News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Jun 9, 2022 - Highlights a partnership between the Alabama Department of Mental Health and the University of Alabama School of Social Work, to screen and counsel patients with risky alcohol use. Notes that most studies have found that rural residence is associated with an increased likelihood of hazardous alcohol use and alcohol-related harm, and that the rural-urban disparity appears to be worsening over time.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Jun 2, 2022 - Invitation for article submissions on practice-based research on strategies for advancing health equity and reducing health disparities among minority populations for a supplement to Public Health Reports. Describes the kinds of public health practice that the editors are seeking and guidelines for submissions, with abstracts due June 21, 2022 and manuscripts due September 21, 2022.
Source: Public Health Reports
May 25, 2022 - Highlights a new training program developed by scholars at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and Clemson University to use data science to examine chronic illness in rural communities and communities of color. Describes the health equity courses that the program will offer, the potential for big data and artificial intelligence algorithms to identify communities in need of interventions, and the program's partnerships with historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in South Carolina.
Source: Medical University of South Carolina
May 24, 2022 - Highlights discussions of indigenous health equity and barriers at the Pathways to Equity Symposium hosted by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. Describes challenges related to poverty and mortality rates, trauma and stress, and the importance of community representation and participation in interventions.
Source: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Last Updated: 6/10/2022