Broome County, NY introduced the Opioid Prevention Pilot Project Friday at the Broome County Health Department. AmeriCorps members will partner with The Rural Health Network of South Central New York other organizations to connect addicts with services and educate the public...
The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs has been awarded the Abraham Lincoln Pillars of Excellence Award from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. This is WDVA’s fourth Pillars of Excellence Award since 2014. The award recognizes outstanding state programs...
Utah Governor Gary Herbert is reaching out after a report found his state has the highest rate of uninsured Hispanic children in the United States. The Georgetown Center for Children and Families and the National Council of La Raza finds...
Lamprey Health Care, a non-profit community health organization, is launching the first Nurse Practitioner Fellowship program in the state of New Hampshire. Nurse Practitioners are key members of the healthcare team providing over 870 million patient visits in 2016. The...
Access Ohio has announced a new service location is now open in Mount Gilead. Access Ohio’s telepsychiatry project provides community mental health program services throughout Ohio’s rural counties by means of telemedicine to persons of all ages diagnosed with co-occurring...
Advanced practice registered nurses would be authorized to sign myriad health-related forms under a bill heard recently by a Nevada state Senate committee. “Nevadans are challenged to access basic health care,” said Senate Co-Majority Whip Joyce Woodhouse, D-Henderson. She explained that...
An Omaha-based cancer research network that has administered clinical trials in eastern Nebraska has reorganized as a statewide group. Previously known as the Missouri Valley Cancer Consortium, the organization is transitioning to the Cancer Alliance of Nebraska. Organizers have been...
Montana lawmakers have rejected a $400,000 request to expand a state program to train doctors. Seventeen Montana counties have zero primary-care physicians. Doctors said the money would be used to expand training in rural areas and establish a psychiatry residency. Dr....
At Children’s Mercy Kansas City, 26 of the hospital’s 47 pediatric specialties are now offered via a telemedicine network that serves Missouri families who would otherwise have to drive several hours to see a specialist. The 367-bed hospital operates three telemedicine...
A new report from the Minnesota Hospital Association shows that rural hospitals repeatedly lagged those in urban areas in terms of median operating income from 2012 to 2015. Rural hospitals face a number of challenges, analysts said, including a larger...
The state of water quality in Flint, Mich. has been of high interest in recent years, but rural areas around the state are also struggling to provide safe drinking water. According to Michigan’s chapter of the Sierra Club, rural areas...
A bill that could expand telemedicine to include counseling for substance abuse disorders is advancing in the Maryland General Assembly. There has been a growing push for the the adoption of telemedicine for the treatment of substance abuse disorders to help...
The shortage of E.M.T.s needed to serve Maine’s rapidly aging population has created a bit of a crisis in the state, but an unusual program is turning that crisis into opportunity for underemployed immigrants with a medical background. Southern Maine...
The 2017 County Health Rankings recently released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) finds a continued rural and urban divide in U.S. health outcomes. Kentucky is home to the least healthy counties in the country. Of the 30 factors...