The RHIhub updated the Rural Health Disparities topic guide with new FAQs on regions with high levels of rural health disparities and finding programs that are using best practices to provide health services in disparity areas. It also includes a new table showing the percentage of potentially preventable deaths for leading causes of death.
Two new articles were published in the Rural Monitor:
- Rural Unintentional Injuries: They’re Not Accidents – They’re Preventable Explores three leading causes of rural unintentional injuries, which have been featured in recent reports in the MMWR Rural Health Series.
- Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program Supports Sustainable Change Features programs funded by FORHP’s Outreach grant program that have enhanced rural healthcare access: California’s Palo Verde Hospital, Missouri Oral Health Alliance, and St. Luke’s Health System McCall Medical Center.
Great rural programs from across the U.S. continue to be featured as Models and Innovations. Send your ideas for successful rural programs to firstname.lastname@example.org. Here are a few of the new Models and Innovations:
- Super-Utilizer Pilot Project ReSource Teams in rural Montana are helping super-utilizers prevent unnecessary inpatient admissions or trips to the emergency department by addressing their physical, behavioral, and social needs.
- Capitol Dental Care’s Virtual Dental Homes Virtual Dental Home uses teledentistry model to bring preventative dental care to 3 elementary schools and several Head Start programs in Oregon.
- Community-Based Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program Respiratory therapists act as core educators in this outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation program in West Virginia.
- RS3 – Rural Montana Surgical Support System Surgical collaboration offering patients in-state surgical care options in Montana and keeping surgical procedures in Critical Access Hospitals when possible.
Recordings for the following November webinars are available online.
- Rural HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment
Featured speakers from the NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, the Ursuline Sisters HIV/AIDS Ministry, and the North Carolina Rurally Engaging and Assisting Clients who are HIV positive and Homeless (NC-REACH).
- Injury Prevention and Control in Rural America – Insights from the CDC MMWR Rural Health Series
This National Rural Health Day event delved into the recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports on injuries in rural areas with researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.