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Research Alert: Area Deprivation is Higher Among Rural Counties—but Not All Rural Counties are Deprived

August 28, 2015

Rural Health Research & Policy Centers

Area Deprivation is Higher Among Rural Counties—but Not All Rural Counties are Deprived

This brief is the first of two in a series that provides policy makers and interested parties with information on the role of residence and community deprivation on potentially avoidable hospitalizations among children. This brief describes the development of the area deprivation index, examines area deprivation across all U.S. counties, and describes findings when applied to rates of potentially avoidable hospitalizations among a nine-state sample of children.

For more information, see additional factsheet.

Contact Information:

Janice C. Probst, PhD
South Carolina Rural Health Research Center
Phone: 803.251.6317

Additional Resources of Interest:

More information from the Rural Assistance Center, Rural Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Trauma, Healthcare Access in Rural Communities, Rural Hospitals, Rural Health Disparities topic guide.

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FREE Evidence-Based Decision Making Training

August 20, 2015

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the Prevention Research Center in St. Louis will be offering an Evidence-Based Decision Making course on August 26-28, 2015, at the Saint Louis University Salus Center.  We realize this is short notice, but the course has several available seats.  We want to make sure all of our contacts throughout the state and especially those in the St. Louis region are aware of this free training opportunity.

To register for the course, please complete the form at the following website before close of business on Friday, August 21, 2015.  If you are interested in registering after that time, please contact the course coordinator directly.  Her contact information is included at the end of this e-mail.

The material covered in the course applies to all public health stakeholders who are seeking to use resources effectively and efficiently.  The course is designed to increase participants’ understanding of evidence-based principles and to increase the utilization of systematic approaches in day-to-day public health practice.

The course begins at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 26, and ends at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, August 28.   A flier with additional information is attached.   For more information, please contact Linda Dix, Evidence-Based Public Health Course Coordinator, at 314-935-0121 or

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Spread the Word! 2016 NHSC Students to Service Loan Repayment Program Application Cycle is Now Open!

August 19, 2015

The 2016 National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Students to Service Loan Repayment Program application cycle is now open!

Eligibility is open to medical students (allopathic or osteopathic) in their final year of a U.S. accredited school who are planning to pursue a career in primary care, and are committed to working in underserved communities with limited access to care.

Students to Service loan repayment award recipients receive up to $120,000 (tax free) for three years of full-time service or six years of half-time service. Upon completion of residency, recipients serve as primary care providers in an NHSC-approved site in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) of greatest need. The 2016 Students to Service application cycle closes on October 22, 2015 at 7:30 pm, ET.

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