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Addressing Rural Health Inequities in Medicare

Approximately 61 million Americans live in rural, tribal, and geographically isolated communities across the United States. These communities often experience significant health inequities. Compared to urban Americans, rural Americans are more likely to have heart disease, stroke, cancer, unintentional injuries, suicide risk, and chronic lung disease, and have higher death rates from COVID-19. As clinicians, […]
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USDA Invests $4.7 Million to Help People in Rural Pennsylvania Access Remote Education and Health Care Resources

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Pennsylvania State Director Bob Morgan today announced that Rural Development is investing $4.7 million in seven organizations to help people in rural Pennsylvania […]
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Tell Your Story: An Opportunity to Record with StoryCorps

Storytelling can be important within a family or community. The passing down of stories from people groups and generations can also have a significant cultural impact. Are there stories in your community that should be heard? Those in the San Antonio area now have the opportunity to share them with StoryCorps! What is StoryCorps? StoryCorps …
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How to Build Support for Pregnant Women, Maternal Health in Rural Areas

Women who give birth face numerous risks leading up to, during, and after delivery. Pregnancy complications can bring about physical and mental effects, including post-partum depression, infections, preterm labor, and other significant risks. Without proper medical care, these risks can increase — especially for women of color and those living in rural communities. That’s why …
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Workshop: How to Advance Systemic Change to Reduce Obesity

Latinos and other people of color suffer high rates of obesity. This is often due to racist policies and discriminatory practices that create less access to healthcare, healthy food, affordable housing, and financial resources for families of color. What can we do about this? You are invited to join a virtual workshop, “Systems and Obesity: …
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