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RHIhub Twitter Chats – #RuralHealthChat

Upcoming #RuralHealthChats

Adverse Childhood Experiences in Rural Areas
Date: 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.

Archived #RuralHealthChats

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.