Rural Health Information

  • Rising from the Ashes: How Trauma-Informed Care Nurtures Healing in Rural America
    Wildfires. Child abuse. Sexual assault. The negative and ongoing effects of these experiences are the reason communities and medical providers are using an approach called trauma-informed care. This article features ways trauma is understood and treated in a rural community, a Wyoming pediatrician's clinic, and for nurses providing assault exams.… Read more »
  • Making Informed Decisions about Rural EMS
    In rural America, many community members do not understand the skill level, training, and availability of the people who answer their 911 calls. The Informed Self-Determination Process helped the community of St. George, Maine learn about their EMS system and created consensus about what EMS would look like in their… Read more »
  • CDC as a Rural Resource: Q&A with Diane Hall
    CDC Senior Policy Analyst Diane Hall discusses the CDC’s work in rural health and the importance of data collection and storytelling. The post CDC as a Rural Resource: Q&A with Diane Hall appeared first on The Rural Monitor. Read more »
  • Planning and Partnerships: Coordinating Rural Resources for Emergency Preparedness and Response
    Rural healthcare facilities must plan and prepare for a wide range of natural and man-made disasters. A tornado in Iowa, an earthquake in Alaska, and an armed hostage standoff in South Dakota provide lessons in how rural providers can help ensure the safety of their patients, staff, and community in… Read more »
  • Rural Patients with Chronic Disease: A Nonprofit Organization and a Health Department Leverage Federal Funding to Provide Health Education and Care Coordination
    An Alabama nonprofit organization and a North Carolina rural health district share how they leverage public funding for quality improvement and rural network development activities that provide unique patient education opportunities for chronic disease prevention and self-management. The post Rural Patients with Chronic Disease: A Nonprofit Organization and a Health… Read more »
  • Peer Support Specialists Care for and Connect Rural Behavioral Health Clients
    Peer support specialists are trained laypeople in recovery with a mental health condition or substance use disorder who act as mentors and coordinators for clients with similar behavioral health issues. PSSs in rural Arizona, Michigan, and North Dakota share the challenges and successes they see in their communities. The post… Read more »
  • Understanding the Many Roles of COPD Foundation State Captains: Q&A with John Linnell
    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease has higher prevalence and death rates in rural than urban populations. John Linnell, a rural COPD Foundation State Captain, talks about the disease and how he and other Captains can be partners in efforts to impact this disease. The post Understanding the Many Roles of COPD… Read more »
  • Eye Health Needs: Preserving the Eyesight of Rural and Underserved Populations
    Rural Americans of all ages often go without eye healthcare, a gap that has obvious consequences: blindness and low vision. National associations and an FQHC administrator talk about how rural vision care can be improved to increase quality of life and prevent disability in rural patients. The post Eye Health… Read more »
  • Teleophthalmology: Ophthalmologists Talk Remote Eye Care Solutions
    Teleophthalmology has an established track record. Two ophthalmologists talk about present and future realities for remote eye care technology. The post Teleophthalmology: Ophthalmologists Talk Remote Eye Care Solutions appeared first on The Rural Monitor. Read more »
  • Looking at Vision-related Data: Research Gaps and Eye Care Guidelines
    Public health experts, researchers, and organizations who are concerned about eye health in rural America note new data collection efforts to be able to better understand vision care needs. Screening guidelines also play an important part in vision care in rural America. The post Looking at Vision-related Data: Research Gaps… Read more »

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