While the U.S. is meeting its goals to reduce child mortality, rural children don’t have an equal chance of living into adulthood. The problem is especially pronounced for rural children who are Black or Native American/Alaska Natives.Read More...
Three of the five winners of this year’s Culture of Health Prize are small towns or rural areas.
Thursday’s national celebration will be observed by organizations across the country. Events include release of the “Community Star” booklet, free online screen of “The Provider” documentary, and discussion.
To tackle a growing problem among young people, and fewer mental health professionals in rural areas, school leaders have joined a pilot project where students can talk with mental health therapists via two-way video chat
Veterans are much more likely to kill themselves than people who’ve never served. And nearly 17 veterans nationwide die by suicide every day. But heightened awareness about suicide has meant the difference for some veterans.
Health experts argue that one way to help people live healthier lives is to improve their education.
Many safety net and rural hospitals have slim or negative operating margins.
The maternal death rate is 60% higher in rural areas than central parts of metropolitan areas. A bill introduced by a member of Congress from New Mexico seeks to close the gap.
Regulators have put in place measures they hope will protect consumers in rural Central Appalachia from harm that might result from the merger of competing healthcare systems into a regional monopoly. Some community members are skeptical.