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Mortality in Rural Areas: Insights from National Research and Community-Based Initiatives

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Duration: approximately minutes

Featured Speakers

Jennifer Burges, MPH, Research Coordinator, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
Sally Curtin, MA, Division of Vital Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Merianne Spencer, MPH, Division of Analysis and Epidemiology, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Matthew Garnett, MPH, Division of Analysis and Epidemiology, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Holly Hedegaard, MD, MSPH, Division of Analysis and Epidemiology, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Kami Anderson, Executive Director, Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug & Alcohol Commission
Michael Krafick, Certified Recovery Specialist Supervisor, Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug & Alcohol Commission

As the nation's principal health statistics agency, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) regularly provides data and analysis of health outcomes that differentially affect Americans. A major focus area for the agency has been understanding and describing health outcomes across the rural-urban continuum.

This presentation will highlight recent and ongoing work by NCHS in describing rural-urban differences in all-cause mortality, suicide, alcohol-related deaths, motor vehicle traffic deaths, and drug overdose deaths. Additionally, this webinar will feature insights from a program working to reduce mortality related to substance use in rural Pennsylvania.