New Report Highlights the Health Status of Rural Missourians

Fifty-five counties in rural Missouri are now without a hospital. Death rates are higher for rural Missourians than urban in each of the top ten causes of death. These and other statistics are included in a new report that looks at the health status of rural...

Melissa VanDyne October 2015

What was the biggest challenge for you when joining the Office of Rural Health? Many of the performance measures were so broad, overarching and big picture that it was a little difficult for me since my career has focused on very quantitative instead of qualitative...