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Social Determinants of Health for Rural People – News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Apr 15, 2024 - Discusses the social and economic factors contributing to early mortality for Native Americans. Highlights community health workers, food insecurity, generational trauma, and interventions attempting to reduce disparities.
Source: CBS News, KFF Health News
Mar 29, 2024 - The Missouri Department of Social Services announced the approval of a waiver amendment allowing for full deployment of the Transformation of Rural Community Health (ToRCH) pilot project. This primary care case management model addresses social care challenges that affect people's ability to remain healthy and manage chronic conditions.
Source: Fox23
Mar 18, 2024 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is seeking comments on rules, regulations, and available training and technical assistance (TTA) supports impacting the American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Head Start community. ACF seeks input on the following topics to improve the quality of Head Start services in areas of great need: eligibility; program options; quality environments; child health and safety; tribal language preservation, maintenance, revitalization, and restoration; family and community engagement; workforce; training and technical assistance; partnerships with state systems; facilities; fiscal operations; early childhood systems; and more. Comments are due by September 16, 2024.
Source: Federal Register

Last Updated: 4/17/2024