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Archived #RuralHealthChats

Digital Equity and the Health of Rural Americans
Recorded on Listly Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Access to technology, such as broadband, can impact healthcare access, overall health, and well-being of rural residents. Yet, geographic and economic barriers prevent some rural areas and populations from gaining technology access.

Examining Social Determinants of Health in Rural America
Recorded on Listly Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Social determinants of health, such as poverty and environmental exposures, have a direct impact on our health and well-being. It’s important that rural communities can identify and address SDOH in order to improve health outcomes.

Preparing Rural Healthcare Systems for COVID-19 Surge
Recorded on Listly Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Rural communities need critical resources and support to prepare for and respond to a COVID-19 surge.

2020 Census Engagement Opportunities for Rural Health Stakeholders
Recorded on Listly Thursday, February 27, 2020
The U.S. Census occurs once every ten years, so ensuring an accurate count in rural and frontier America is a must. Rural health stakeholders discuss opportunities to engage their communities and maximize participation in the 2020 Census.

Access to Funding for Rural Health Projects
Recorded on Listly Thursday, November 21, 2019
External funding can play an important role in the success and sustainability of rural health projects, but many organizations are unsure where to begin.

Rural Health Workforce Education and Training
Recorded on Listly on Monday, March 18, 2019
A well-educated and well-trained rural health workforce is essential to maintaining healthy rural communities. Yet many rural areas struggle with provider shortages.

Access to Healthcare in Rural Communities
Recorded on Listly on Thursday, November 15, 2018
Access to healthcare is important for overall health and wellness, as well as for disease prevention, detection and treatment of illness, chronic disease management, and quality of life. Yet many rural residents face barriers to accessing a variety of healthcare services.

Community Paramedicine
Recorded on Listly on Wednesday, July 11, 2018
The Community Paramedicine model allows paramedics to spend time when they are not responding to emergencies making house calls to provide primary care, post-discharge follow-up care, and education and health promotion programs.

Adverse Childhood Experiences in Rural Areas
Recorded on Storify on Thursday, December 7, 2017
Adverse Childhood Experiences, including child abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction, can impact a person’s health and well-being into adulthood. But with trauma-informed care and resiliency-building, rural communities are working to change this trajectory.

Opioid Use in Rural Areas
Recorded on Storify on Thursday, September 28, 2017
Opioid use is especially high in states with large rural populations. Combined with higher poverty rates and more limited access to care, the opioid epidemic has severely impacted rural communities.

Agricultural Health and Safety
Recorded on Storify on Thursday, August 24, 2017
With one of the most dangerous occupations in America, farmers and farmworkers face a variety of hazards on the job and may also have a more difficult time accessing necessary medical care in a timely manner.

Tobacco Control and Cessation in Rural Areas
Recorded on Storify on Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Tobacco use continues to be the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the U.S., a fact that is particularly troubling in rural areas where people are more likely to use tobacco products, begin tobacco use at a younger age, use tobacco much more heavily, and are more likely to be exposed to secondhand smoke.

Rural Oral Health Access
Recorded on Storify on Thursday, June 29, 2017
Oral health is a critical part of a person’s overall health and well-being, but many rural areas struggle with limited access related to distance, provider shortages, and long wait times, among other things.

Rural Health Networks and Coalitions
Recorded on Storify on Thursday, May 25, 2017
Health networks and coalitions bring together different organizations with similar goals to solve community and regional health problems—and in rural areas, they can have a huge impact!

Rural Health Literacy
Recorded on Storify on Thursday, April 27, 2017
Health literacy is the ability of a patient to understand medical information that is presented to them, and it is one of the most important but least understood challenges facing rural communities.