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Social Determinants of Health for Rural People News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Secretary Perdue's Prepared Opening Statement on Rural Infrastructure
Mar 14, 2018 - News release containing the prepared remarks from U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Purdue's testimony before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on Rural Infrastructure. Includes discussion of rural transportation, water and wastewater systems, electric utilities, and broadband access.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
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Here Are the Places That Struggle to Meet the Rules on Safe Drinking Water
Feb 12, 2018 - Details some of the concerns about safe drinking water in the U.S. A new study found that many of the country's water systems have been in violation of federal Safe Drinking Water health standards, and that these violations are more common in small, rural, and low-income communities which may not have the resources to keep up with these federal standards. Also includes some possible solutions.
Source: The New York Times
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A Tale of Two Housing Crises, Rural and Urban
Feb 5, 2018 - Discusses the housing crises faced by Native Americans in both cities and rural areas and the lack of attention this specific demographic receives when this issue is being addressed. Touches on the historical context and complications that contribute to these concerns in rural and urban areas.
Source: High Country News
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A New Study on Redesigning Care for Vulnerable Patient Populations
Jan 29, 2018 - Blog post from the American Hospital Association (AHA) discussing an upcoming study, lead by their Health Research and Education Trust, that will identify factors that lead to performance improvement in safety-net hospitals, build an evidence base for redesigning care for vulnerable populations, and inform policy decisions that affect safety-net organizations.
Source: American Hospital Association Blog
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HUD Secretary Ben Carson Pledges More Resources For Rural Poverty
Jan 24, 2018 - Highlights comments made by Ben Carson, the Secretary for Housing and Urban Development, at the 5th Annual Hunger and Homelessness Summit in Wisconsin, with a focus on mental illness and drug additions. Also discusses the disparity in funding opportunities for rural areas as opposed to urban areas and the relative costs to taxpayers for housing homeless people compared to how much emergency room care and extra policing cost when these people are left homeless.
Source: Wisconsin Public Radio
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SAMHSA Is Accepting Applications for up to $52 Million in Grants to Treat People Affected by Homelessness, Mental Health Disorders
Jan 24, 2018 - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for up to $52 million in grants to help local service providers offer behavioral health and recovery support services to people experiencing homelessness. Up to 16 grants will be awarded under SAMHSA's Treatment for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness program.
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Last Updated: 3/15/2018