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Eight Pennsylvania Municipalities Solve EMS Crisis by Creating First-of-its-Kind Regional Municipal Authority

After a year-long cooperative process, eight municipalities in Pennsylvania have incorporated a first-of-its-kind regional municipal authority to address the region’s emergency medical services crisis. The new Municipal Emergency Services Authority of Lancaster County will fund, manage and provide EMS services to member municipalities in northwest Lancaster County. It will be the first rate-setting regional municipal […]
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Research: In Rural Areas, Latinos Face Poverty and Other Inequities

This is part of the Salud America! Achieving a Cohesive Culture for Health Equity in Latino and All Communities: A Research Review» Disparities in Poverty Exist across Geography Disparities in poverty rates also exist across geography: child poverty rates are highest in rural counties, at 23.2%, compared to large urban metro areas (21.2%), smaller metro …
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HRSA Announces Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network Modernization Initiative

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced a Modernization Initiative that includes several actions to strengthen accountability and transparency in the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN): Data dashboards detailing individual transplant center and organ procurement organization data on organ retrieval, waitlist outcomes, […]
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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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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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