April 10, 2014
Rural Research Highlights
- Widening Rural–Urban Disparities in Life Expectancy, U.S., 1969–2009
This study by HRSA’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau examines the trends in life expectancy disparities between rural and urban areas in the United States between 1969 and 2009. The article finds that the disparity has increased since 1990, because life expectancy has grown more rapidly in urban than in rural areas. The disparity in life expectancy of urban over rural areas stood at 2.4 years during 2005-2009. Furthermore, the study’s findings indicate that mortality from cardiovascular diseases, injuries, lung cancer, and COPD is much higher in rural than in urban areas.
- Nursing in 3D: Workforce Diversity, Health Disparities, and Social Determinants of HealthThis special report explores the intersecting goals of increased workforce diversity, fair and equal access to quality health care and health care resources, elimination of health disparities, and achieving health equity. In August 2012, HRSA hosted a summit titled, “Nursing in 3D: Workforce Diversity, Health Disparities, and Social Determinants of Health.” This resulting special supplement includes 11 articles authored by 3D Summit speakers who are content experts in the fields of nursing workforce diversity, health disparities, and the social determinants of health.
More recent rural research can be found on http://www.ruralhealthresearch.org/.
April 1, 2014
Celebrate National Public Health Week, April 7-13. Missouri’s theme is “Public Health Start Here, Better Health. Better Missouri”.
Investing in prevention and public health can make an enormous difference. During this week, help raise awareness of the critical role that public health and prevention play in keeping individuals and communities healthy. A toolkit for promoting National Public Health Week can be found at: http://health.mo.gov/information/nphw/
March 24, 2014
The Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) is pleased to announce the release of the FY 2014 Rural Access to Emergency Devices Grant Program (funding opportunity announcement number: HRSA-14-129). The purpose of ORHP’s Rural Access to Emergency Devices Grant Program is to: 1) purchase automated external defibrillators (AEDs) that have been approved, or cleared for marketing, by the Food and Drug Administration; 2) provide defibrillator and basic life support training in automated external defibrillator usage through the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, or other nationally recognized training courses; and 3) place the AEDs in rural communities with local organizations. Successful applicants may request up to $150,000 per for up to three years. ORHP expects to fund approximately 3 grantees.
March 24, 2014
Epi Grand Rounds: Health in Rural Missouri
Learn about key findings from the 2012-2013 Health in Rural Missouri Biennial Report, including why rural Missourians tend to be less healthy than urban Missourians and recommendations for addressing these challenges.
Monday, March 24 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m., Birch Conference Room, 930 Wildwood, Jefferson City or via webinar format
Andrew Hunter, Chief, Bureau of Health Care Analysis and Data Dissemination
Becca Mickels, Research Analyst IV, Bureau of Health Care Analysis and Data Dissemination
Melissa VanDyne, Rural Health Manager, Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
To participate via webinar format (click the below link, and register as guest):
No registration required!
November 5, 2013
Stop and Send in your nominations for the 2013 Missouri Rural Health Champion! We want to hear your neighborhood/community/school Rural Health Champion success stories! In 250-500 words describe the following:
Who your nominee is (Name)
Nominations will close on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. Top nominees will have their nomination letters posted so all may read and vote from November 14-20. Winner will be announced on National Rural Health Day, November 21, 2013. Winner to be proclaimed the 2013 Missouri Rural Health Champion and receive plaque and honors commemorating their accomplishments!!!
What your nominee has done to be a Rural Health Champion (short excerpt explaining accomplishment(s))
Where your nominee is located (Town or Community/County where they work and live)
When your nominee became Rural Health Champion (Time frame in day(s)/months/years)
How your nominee is uniquely qualified for this award (the qualities they exhibit)
Why your nominee is the best person(s) for the Rural Health Champion Award