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Rural Wellness and Prevention News

News stories from the past 60 days.

HHS: Announcement of Meeting of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030 Federal Register
Nov 21, 2017 - The Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030 will hold an open meeting via webinar on December 11, 2017, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern. The committee will discuss the nation's health promotion and disease prevention priorities and provide recommendations to improve health status and reduce health risks by the year 2030. Pre-registration is required and must be completed by 9:00 a.m. Eastern on December 11, 2017.
Source: Federal Register
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USDA Invests More Than $1 Billion to Improve Health Care in Rural Areas
Nov 17, 2017 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that in fiscal year 2017 they provided more than $1 billion to improve access to healthcare services in rural communities. The USDA offered direct loans to 97 rural healthcare projects in 41 states through the Community Facilities Direct Loan Program.
Source: United States Department of Agriculture
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In Rural America, Community-Driven Solutions Improve Health
Nov 15, 2017 - Blog post from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) on the diversity of rural America as well as the shared strengths and obstacles rural communities face and the impact those obstacles have on health. Includes examples of innovative local solutions in rural communities that were awarded the RWJF Culture of Health Prize, as well as a list of rural health resources.
Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Blog
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Last Updated: 11/20/2017