Across the Country, Amish Populations Are on the Rise
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2d ago
Discusses population trends for Amish communities based on the need for land and healthcare. Notes that some rare genetic diseases are present in Amish populations and discusses healthcare access challenges related to insurance status and transportation. Highlights an Ohio clinic primarily treating Amish patients ..read more
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Sunsets, Wildlife and Limited Care: Challenges of Aging in Place in Rural America
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2d ago
Describes the needs of older adults in rural communities, discussing access to support services, healthcare, and social engagement ..read more
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City-Country Mortality Gap Widens amid Persistent Holes in Rural Health Care Access
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2d ago
Discusses the mortality rate disparity between rural and urban residents following recent research showing the gap has widened to 43% in 2019 from 6% in 1999 for adults between 25 and 54. Offers analysis by experts on causes of this disparity including social vulnerability factors, community vitality, and insurance rates. Discusses the potential impact of COVID-19 on current mortality rates ..read more
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Tribal Environmental Impact Network
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2d ago
Announces the Tribal Environmental Impact Network (TEIN), a cohort of professionals interested in environmental issues in tribal communities. Areas include environmental health, climate, emergency response, transportation, and more. TEIN will offer technical assistance in accessing funding opportunities. Includes an interest form for experts interested in participating ..read more
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Over 3,000 Homes on the Navajo Nation Receive Accurate Addresses for the First Time
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1w ago
Highlights a project to give remote homes on a Navajo Nation reservation in Utah accurate addresses. Discusses the benefits of accurate addressing for emergency response teams and for receiving in-home medical care in addition to other benefits ..read more
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Biden-Harris Administration Takes Action to Support the Primary Care Workforce
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1w ago
Announces an increase in loan repayment amounts available through the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program. Notes the program aims to reduce primary care provider shortages in rural and other areas. Also highlights previous work to support the primary care workforce ..read more
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Rural Population Grows for Second Consecutive Year
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1w ago
Highlights population shift trends between urban and rural places. Notes that the highest rural county gains were in those closest to metropolitan areas. Discusses current data alongside pre-pandemic patterns as well as state level trends ..read more
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Rapides Library Offers Telehealth to a Town Without Doctors
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1w ago
Profiles a library in rural Louisiana offering telehealth services in an area with Primary, Dental, and Mental Healthcare Shortages. Discusses rural economic vitality including healthcare access ..read more
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Rural Infection Preventionists Need Community Support
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1w ago
Describes challenges rural health systems face when fighting infectious diseases, including shortages of infectious diseases physicians, geographic isolation, and difficulties in accessing mentoring in infection prevention and control ..read more
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New Federal Health IT Strategy Sets Sights on a Healthier, More Innovative, and More Equitable Health Care Experience
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1w ago
Request for comments on the draft 2024-2030 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan. The Plan includes goals for promoting health and wellness, enhancing the delivery and experience of healthcare, accelerate research and innovation, and connecting health systems with health data. Objectives for achieving those goals include expanding broadband and technology access and research infrastructure for the benefit of rural residents among others. Comments can be made until May 28th ..read more
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