A qualitative investigation of mental health in women of refugee background resettled in Tasmania, Australia - Hawkes C, Norris K, Joyce J, Paton D.
BACKGROUND: Women of Refugee Background (WoRB) are a highly vulnerable population with complex going mental health needs following resettlement. In Australia, there has been a substantial increase in WoRB being resettled in rural and regional locations. De... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Predictors of intimate partner violence in patients attending general health services at rural health facilities in Makueni county, Kenya - Mutiso V, Musyimi C, Rebello T, Gitonga I, Tele A, Pike K, Ndetei D.
PURPOSE : Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a significant but preventable public health problem. IPV can take the form of physical, sexual, verbal, emotional or economic abuse between two people who are in an intimate relationship. Despite the short and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

World ’ s Deadliest Malaria Parasite Dominance in Africa Could Be Over – Experts
A child health consultation at Obunga Dispensary in Homa Bay, one of the eight counties participating in the malaria vaccine pilot program. Credit: Joyce Chimbi/IPSBy Joyce ChimbiNairobi, Kenya, Oct 25 2021 (IPS) One morning in 2016, Lillian Nekesa’s 3-year-old woke up with flu-like classic symptoms of malaria. This was not Kevin’s first encounter with the killer disease. Kevin was nonetheless not immediately rushed to Busia County Referral Hospital for advanced treatment in keeping with his severe symptoms. Nekesa rushed him to a village dispensary because the referral hospital is an hour’s walk away fr...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Chimbi Tags: Africa COVID-19 Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity TerraViva United Nations ​#Health​ #MalariaVaccine Kenya Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance Programs; Provider Enrollment Application Fee Amount for Calendar Year 2022
Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announcing the application fee for providers that are initially enrolling in the Medicare or Medicaid programs, or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP); revalidating their Medicare, Medicaid, or CHIP enrollment; or adding a new Medicare practice location. The new fee is $631 and is required for applications submitted January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2022. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 25, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

FEMA: Meetings To Implement Pandemic Response Voluntary Agreement Under Section 708 of the Defense Production Act
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) held a series of meetings in October 2021 to implement the Voluntary Agreement for the Manufacture and Distribution of Critical Healthcare Resources Necessary to Respond to a Pandemic. This notice summarizes the objectives of those meetings, which were closed to the public. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 25, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

In Trying Times, a Kansas Community Faced Down its Fear of Outsiders
Rural residents along Interstate 70 expected caravans of troublemakers from big cities and formed a self-defense group against the nation’s ills. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rural young males' acceptance & receptiveness to technology-based interventions for dating violence prevention: a qualitative descriptive study - Emezue CN, Enriquez M, Dougherty DS, Bullock LFC, Bloom TL.
Introduction Rural youth are twice as likely as urban youth to experience some forms of teen dating violence (TDV), and significant barriers to accessing support services for physical, psychological, sexual violence. However, rural youth remain understudi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Rural older adults in disasters: a study of recovery from Hurricane Michael - Fletcher PA, Worthen DL, McSweeney-Feld MH, Gibson A, Seblova D, Pag án L, Troya MI, Fang ML, Owusu B, Lane C, Wada M, Harrell ER, Viana A.
This study aims for a greater understanding of how older adults (age 65 and older) in Jackson County, Florida, are prepared for and cope with the effects of a natural disaster. METHODS: A multidisciplinary, international research team de... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Influence of attitude on bicycle users and non-users: a case study of Agartala City, India - Acharjee A, Sarkar PP.
Increasing motorization in urban and rural areas has given rise to many adverse effects such as emissions of greenhouse gases, requirement on fossil fuels, pollution, and congestion which directly or indirectly affects human health. Bicycle, being a non-mo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

For Girls, the Biggest Danger of Sexual Violence Lurks at Home
Girls' sexual and reproductive rights activist Mía Calderón stands on San Martín Avenue in San Juan de Lurigancho, the most populous municipality of Peru's capital. She complained that the pandemic once again highlighted the fact that sexual violence against girls comes mainly from someone close to home and that the girls are often not believed. CREDIT: Mariela Jara/IPSBy Mariela JaraLIMA, Oct 22 2021 (IPS) “During the pandemic, sexual violence against girls has grown because they have been confined with their abusers. If the home is not a safe place for them, what is then, the streets?” M&...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mariela Jara Tags: Civil Society COVID-19 Development & Aid Editors' Choice Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Latin America & the Caribbean Regional Categories Domestic Abuse Domestic Violence Peru Sexual Abuse Sexual Violenc Source Type: news

Analysis of suicide after cancer diagnosis by US county-level income and rural vs urban designation, 2000-2016 - Suk R, Hong YR, Wasserman RM, Swint JM, Azenui NB, Sonawane KB, Tsai AC, Deshmukh AA.
IMPORTANCE: Studies suggest the risk of suicide among people with cancer diagnosis is higher compared with the general population. However, little is known about how suicide risk among people diagnosed with cancer might vary according to area-level income ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

An assessment of the rural-urban differences in the crash response time and county-level crash fatalities in the United States - Adeyemi OJ, Paul R, Arif A.
This study aimed to estimate the crash response times in rural and urban counties in the United States, their association with county-level crash fatalities, and identify spatial clusters of crash fatalities across the United States. METHO... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Rural road network performance and pre-disaster planning: an assessment methodology considering redundancy - Shrestha JK, Pudasaini P, Mussone L.
This paper introduces a new methodology to evaluate the performance of rural road networks when a link in the network is disrupted due to events such as natural disasters, accidents, and maintenance closures. As a measure of network resilience, we propose ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking comment on the following information collections: 1) Statement of Deficiency and Plan of Correction; 2) Medicare-Funded GME Residency Positions in accordance with Section 126 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020; and 3) Cooperative Agreement to Support Navigators in Federally-facilitated Exchanges. Comments are due by December 21, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 22, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CDC: Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
Notice that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is hosting a virtual meeting on November 2-3, 2021. The agenda will include discussions on adult immunization schedule, child/adolescent immunization schedule, Ebola vaccine, hepatitis vaccines, Orthopoxviruses vaccine, and COVID vaccines. Includes information on how to submit public comments or request permission to make a public comment during the meeting. Registration is not required, and the meeting is open to the public, available online via a live webcast. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 22, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

USDA to Make Up to $1.15 Billion Available to Help People Living in Rural Communities Access High-Speed Internet
Announces funding of up to $1.15 billion through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's ReConnect Program to expand broadband availability in rural areas through loans and grants. Addresses ReConnect Program eligibility and additional investments in rural distance learning and telemedicine projects. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - October 22, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Rural Infection Rate Falls but Remains 80% Higher than Metro Counties'
Reports on rural COVID-19 infection and mortality rates for the week of October 10-16, noting that new infections declined by 11% and COVID-related deaths fell by 6.1%. Offers a county-level data map, charts depicting infection and mortality rates, and a state data chart. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - October 22, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

The infrastructural capacity of Ghanaian health facilities to provide safe abortion and post-abortion care: a cross-sectional study
ConclusionsSAC provision is much lower than PAC provision overall, yet there are persistent gaps in capacity to deliver basic PAC at primary facilities. These results highlight a need for the Ghana Ministry of Health to improve the infrastructural capability of health facilities to provide comprehensive abortion care. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - October 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Clinic Provides Transgender Care From Transgender Docs Clinic Provides Transgender Care From Transgender Docs
Transhealth Northampton in Massachusetts is the first rural transgender health clinic in the nation and is led by a team of transgender, nonbinary, and queer clinicians aiming to change the primary care experience for the transgender community.Quick Take (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Snakebite profile from a tertiary care setup in a largely rural setting in the hills of North-West India - Kumar A, Raina SK, Raina S.
BACKGROUND: Snakebite, a medical emergency, faced by rural populations in tropical and subtropical countries assumes special significance in hilly terrains. Therefore, the hills provide a natural setting to study the challenges in the management of snakebi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Prevalence of spousal violence among married women in a rural area in North Kerala - Mundodan JM, K k L, Haveri SP.
BACKGROUND: Domestic violence has substantial public health consequences. More than one-third of women globally suffer from physical and sexual violence, mostly by an intimate partner with a lifetime prevalence of 10%-69%. In India, 28.8% of the ever-marri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The prevalence of depressive and insomnia symptoms, and their association with quality of life among older adults in rural areas in China - Yang JJ, Cai H, Xia L, Nie W, Zhang Y, Wang S, Shi Y, Ng CH, Liu H, Xiang YT.
This study examined the prevalence of depressive and insomnia symptoms, and their associa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Pandemic spurs young families to leave big cities for the heartland. Will they stay?
New telework opportunities could slow exodus from rural America, but housing and lifestyle challenges abound. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Don Lee Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CDC: Meetings: Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
Pre-publication notice that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is hosting a virtual meeting on November 2-3, 2021. The agenda will include discussions on adult immunization schedule, child/adolescent immunization schedule, Ebola vaccine, hepatitis vaccines, Orthopoxviruses vaccine, and COVID vaccines. Includes information on how to submit public comments or request permission to make a public comment during the meeting. Registration is not required, and the meeting is open to the public, available online via a live webcast. (Source: Federal Register upda...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 21, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

HHS: Nominations to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS; Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA)
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) is seeking nominations for membership on the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA). PACHA provides advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary of HHS regarding programs and policies intended to promote effective prevention and care of HIV infection and AIDS. Nominations are due by January 3, 2022. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 21, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage, Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit, Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), Medicaid Fee-For-Service, and Medicaid Managed Care Programs for Years 2020 and 2021; Extension of Timeline To Finalize a Rulemaking
Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announcing the extension of the timeline for the publication of a final rule for the "Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage, Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit, Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), Medicaid Fee-For-Service, and Medicaid Managed Care Programs for Years 2020 and 2021" final rule. The timeline for publication of a rule to finalize theNovember 1, 2018, proposed rule has been extended to November 1, 2022. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 21, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Traveling Nurses Help Rural Hospital Staffing Issues, But at a Cost
Discusses the traveling nurse workforce and the benefits and challenges for rural hospitals that hire temporary staff. Describes the financial impacts of nursing staff and recruitment efforts in rural areas. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - October 21, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Rural Vaccination Rate Climbs 0.5 Percentage Points
Reports on rural COVID-19 vaccination, noting that as of October 14, 43.2% of the rural population had completed vaccination. Offers county and state-level data maps and metro/nonmetro comparisons by week. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - October 21, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Some minority women more at risk for second breast cancers
Native Hawaiian women, Filipino women, and women who received a diagnosis o...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Fewer breast cancers seen in minority women during COVID-19 Starting biennial breast screening at age 40 saves Black lives Chronic stress linked to breast cancer treatment, survival outcomes Rural women less likely to get colorectal cancer screening Immediately reading mammograms helps with workflow, disparities (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 20, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Rural Women Empowerment - Key Element in Building Covid-19 Resilience
[The Herald] It is said when you empower women, you empower the whole community. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2022 Rates; Quality Programs and Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program Requirements for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals; Changes to Medicaid Provider Enrollment; and Changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program; Corrections
Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services making technical and typographical corrections to theAugust 13, 2021, final rule. Corrections are effective October 19, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 20, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

HRSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request; COVID-19 Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Reporting Activities, OMB No. 0906-XXXX-New
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is seeking comment on an information collection request titled "COVID-10 Provider Relief Fund Reporting Activities." The information obtained will be used to determine program compliance and evaluation, as well as to report on how funds were used. Comments are due by November 19, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 20, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

HHS: Department of Health and Human Services Proposed Repeal of HHS Rules on Guidance, Enforcement, and Adjudication Procedures
Notice of proposed rulemaking from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposing to repeal theDecember 7, 2020, final rule titled "Department of Health and Human Services Good Guidance Practices" and theJanuary 14, 2021, final rule titled "Department of Health and Human Services Transparency and Fairness in Civil Administrative Enforcement Actions." Comments are due by November 19, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 20, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

FDA: Medical Devices; Ear, Nose, and Throat Devices; Establishing Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids
Notice of proposed rule from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposing to establish a regulatory category for over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids to improve access to hearing aid technology for people 18 years old or older. This notice is also proposing related amendments to update the regulatory framework for hearing aids. Includes considerations for hearing aid access in rural and underserved communities. Comments on the proposed rule are due by January 18, 2022. Comments on the information collection are due by November 19, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 20, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Second-Generation Health Posts Bridge Health Divide in Rural Areas
[New Times] On October 13, 2021, Laurence Uwimana, a resident of Musovu cell, Juru Sector, Bugesera District, safely delivered a baby at Musovu Second-Generation Health Post (SGHP). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

FCC: Information Collection Being Submitted for Review and Approval to Office of Management and Budget
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is seeking comments on a proposed information collection that addresses the requirement that certain carriers with high-cost reporting obligations must file information about the locations to which they have deployed broadband service meeting applicable public interest requirements. This information will be used to monitor the deployment progress of reporting carriers and to verify the reporting carriers' claims of service at the reported locations. Comments are due by November 18, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 19, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CDC: Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is allowing an additional 30 days for comments on a proposed information collection titled "Teen and Parents Surveys of Health (TAPS)." This project will inform the CDC's Division of Adolescent and School Health's (DASH) key school-based programmatic strategies of improving family- and school-level protective factors, bolstering health education, and increasing adolescent access to quality health services. Comments are due within 30 days of this notice. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 19, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Notice of Meeting for the Interdepartmental Substance Use Disorders Coordinating Committee (ISUDCC)
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will hold a virtual public meeting of the Interdepartmental Substance Use Disorders Coordinating Committee (ISUDCC) on December 9, 2021, from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Eastern. Agenda items include information on support for the mission and work of the Committee, federal advances to address challenges in substance use disorder (SUD), and non-federal advances to address challenges in SUD. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 19, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Census Bureau: 2020 Census Tribal Consultation; Virtual Public Meeting
The Census Bureau will hold a 2020 Census Data Products tribal consultation webinar on November 18, 2021, from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Eastern. The webinar will provide a forum for tribes to review 2020 Census Data Product Planning Crosswalk (Crosswalk) and the proposed 2020 Census data products, view the Census Bureau's demonstration of the features and information in the Crosswalk, and provide input on these product s. Questions and topic suggestions must be submitted by November 15, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 19, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Rural Americans Share Personal Stories to Inspire Confidence in COVID-19 Vaccines in Local Communities and Nationwide
Describes collaboration between the Ad Council, COVID Collaborative, and rural organizations including the American Farm Bureau Federation, the Cooperative Extension System, the National Association of Farm Broadcasting, and the National Association of Community Health Centers to develop a series of public service announcements that highlight rural voices and stories involving COVID-19 in order to increase public confidence in vaccination. Discusses the importance of local perspectives to building community trust, as well as the impacts of the pandemic in rural areas. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - October 19, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Study Finds Family Physicians Deliver Babies in Majority of Rural Hospitals
Describes a study of family physicians in rural maternity care that found that in 185 rural hospitals in 10 states, 67% had family physicians deliver babies and in 27% of the hospitals they were the only physicians who delivered babies. Discusses issues of access to maternal care if family physicians leave or are not employed at rural hospitals, highlighting the need for specialized training programs to support the rural workforce. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - October 19, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Rural Health Mission Nigeria - Providing Lifesaving Care to Mothers and Babies in Plateau State
[Nigeria Health Watch] It was a cold, serene morning in Garkuwa community of Wase Local Government Area (LGA), Plateau State and in a consulting room in Cottage Hospital, Sahura Kasimu sat with her two-month-old son, Mustapha nestled in her arms, as she spoke with Martina Dabot, the attending health officer. Kasimu gave birth to Mustapha in the same health facility and since then, they have both been receiving postnatal care over the phone and in person, an experience she did not have with her older child. "Both you and Mustapha (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Obstetric Care Under Threat in Rural Areas Obstetric Care Under Threat in Rural Areas
Ready access to maternity services in rural areas is not a given, yet access to obstetric hospitals is associated with decreased rates of preterm birth and neonatal/perinatal mortality.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Yocha Dehe tribe breaking ground on Esparto health clinic
A new health clinic is in the works, aimed at bringing much-needed medical services to residents in the rural Capay Valley. On Monday, a partnership that includes the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, Winters Healthcare, Rural Innovations in Social Economics Inc. and Brown Construction Inc. is celebrating the groundbreaking of the Capay Valley Health and Community Center in Esparto. The two-story, 28,000-square-foot building will be a hub for medical and social services for residents of the Capay Valley,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Emily Hamann Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence, animal maltreatment, and concern for animal safekeeping: a survey of survivors who owned pets and livestock - Giesbrecht CJ.
An online survey was completed by victims/survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV), living in both urban and rural areas, who owned pets and/or livestock. The majority of the sample had not received services from domestic violence shelters and services... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

FCC: Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
Notice from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) seeking comment on a new computer matching program between the Federal Communications Commission Georgia Department of Human Services, Division of Children and Family Services, to verify the eligibility of applicants and subscribers to Lifeline and the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBBP). The EBBP was created specifically to assist American families' access to broadband during the COVID-19 pandemic. Comments are due by November 17, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 18, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

State of Decay: Rural Areas in America Are at a Tooth Loss
Describes challenges facing rural communities related to oral health, including dental care access and lack of fluoridation in public drinking water systems, and the oral health disparities that impact rural areas in Appalachia and the Delta region. Highlights the perspectives of rural dentists and researchers as well as efforts at the local level to address oral health issues. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - October 18, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Differences in state traumatic brain injury-related deaths, by principal mechanism of injury, intent, and percentage of population living in rural areas - United States, 2016-2018 - Daugherty J, Zhou H, Sarmiento K, Waltzman D.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) have contributed to approximately one million deaths in the United States over the last 2 decades (1). CDC analyzed National Vital Statistics System (NVSS) mortality data for a 3-year period (2016-2018) to examine numbers an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The Latest: Nevada concerned by rural vaccination rates
Nevada health officials say rural areas with low vaccination rates remain the biggest concern, but overall COVID-19 trends continue to improve statewide, with a test positivity rate that’s dropped below 8% for the first time since early July (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Modeling two-way stop-controlled intersection crashes with zero-inflated models on Louisiana rural two-lane highways - Sun M, Sun X, Rahman MA, Akter M, Das S.
Intersection safety continues to be a crucial issue throughout the United States. In 2016, 27% of the 37,461 traffic fatalities on U.S. roadways occurred at or near intersections. Nearly 70% of intersection-related fatalities occurred at unsignalized inter... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news