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Rural Wellness and Prevention News

News stories from the past 60 days.

I Hired a Community Health Worker and Now We Work Miracles
Sep 17, 2018 - Post from the American Academy of Family Physician's Fresh Perspectives blog, which features posts from doctors new to practice. Highlights the impact hiring a Community Health Worker in a small town practice has had on improving patients' health and removing barriers to accessing care.
Source: American Academy of Family Physicians, Fresh Perspectives
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A Conversation with Michael Fischer
Aug 28, 2018 - Radio interview with Michael Fischer, M.D. MPH & TM, Antibiotic Stewardship Expert for the Health Care Safety Group of the Infectious Disease Control Unit at the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). Discussion includes his work with antibiotic stewardship at the DSHS and how to build an antibiotic stewardship program, among other things.
Source: Rural Health Leadership Radio
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HHS: Announcement of Meeting of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030 Federal Register
Jul 30, 2018 - The Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030 will hold an open meeting September 6-7, 2018. The committee will continue deliberations from its previous meeting to further develop recommendations regarding stakeholder engagement; the roles of health equity, complex systems science and modeling, and summary measures in Healthy People 2030; and activities for implementing Health People 2030.
Source: Federal Register
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Last Updated: 9/19/2018