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Since early 2009, Texas A&M University’s Telehealth Counseling Clinic, in Bryan, Texas, has been offering free mental health counseling sessions to underserved individuals in the rural Brazos Valley Region. The program began in Leon County to the north and,...
  2017 U.S. RURAL HEALTH REPORT CARD - Grading the state of rural health in America RURAL REPORTS - Rural health reporting from across the nation and around the world RHQ CONFERENCE CALENDAR - Upcoming rural health conferences across the country   97% of the United...
In this issue of RHQ, we focused on devising rural health report cards for every state in the nation with at least one rural county. It was a daunting task, and we used a very systematic process to assess...
The following writers contributed to this story for Rural Health Quarterly: Dr. Sanjeev Arora, Karla Thornton, Miriam Komaromy, Bruce Struminger, Joanna Katzman, Matt Bouchonville, Mike Lewicki and Jennifer Snead.   For almost three years, Type 1 diabetes controlled Kaycee May’s life....
In the frontier state of Montana, where kids are taught from a young age to “cowboy up,” suicide has a stranglehold on its people. Residents, many of whom live in isolation, are killing themselves at a rate faster than...
Early in the afternoon on a temperate June day, Rodrigo Gallego drove along the mildly undulating roads of the Black Dirt Region of Orange County, New York, where, he estimated, more than 500 migrants from Puebla, Mexico work the...
There is an organization that has not been affected by any of the national health care debate or federal legislation in the last few years. Remote Area Medical (RAM) clinics have provided health care services to people who live...

Peace of Mind

For the last three years, hundreds of people have flocked to a church in Tyler, Texas during the fall for the annual Peace of Mind Tyler Mental Health Conference. At each event, mental health advocates, clinicians, educators, clergy and...

Grow or Die

This story was produced by Side Effects Public Media, a news collaborative covering public health. Bram Sable-Smith is reporting this series during a yearlong Reporting Fellowship on Health Care Performance sponsored by the Association of Health Care Journalists and...
Earlier this summer, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill into law, changing the face of telemedicine in the state. With Governor Abbott’s signature on Senate Bill 1107, physicians can now utilize telemedicine services with patients they haven’t met in...
Health professional shortages have been and continue to be a concern throughout the United States, but the rural communities are faring worse than others. Health professionals include primary care practitioners, dental and mental health providers. As noted in the...
When U.S. Census Bureau Director John Thompson unexpectedly announced his resignation in May, alarm bells went off for health researchers across the country. What affect will Thomson’s departure have on the upcoming 2020 census? And what does he know...
Project ECHO (Extension for Community Health Outcomes) occupies a unique position on the spectrum of emerging telehealth models that are becoming increasingly important to improving health in rural communities. Most telehealth models and programs create one-to-one connections between doctors and...
New Hampshire ranks No. 2 in the nation, behind West Virginia, for the number of opioid-related deaths relative to its population. It ranks No. 1, though, for fentanyl-related deaths per capita. Fentanyl, an opioid between 50 and 100 times stronger...