Hospital closures, alternative payment models, workforce issues and an older, sicker population have combined to create huge challenges in delivering rural care.
When Patrice Harris, MD, MA, was growing up in rural West Virginia, she wanted to be a pediatrician.
Cuts and reimbursement changes have led to increased hospital closures in rural America, but the National Rural Health Association is working diligently to educate lawmakers on the vital role these facilities play in keeping a community healthy and vibrant.
TDH Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, is making prevention, rural healthcare a priority.
On March 1, another rural Tennessee hospital closed its doors for good, leaving yet another town without easy access to emergency care and inpatient services.
A new Tennessee law will make it easier for area physicians to practice across state lines beginning in 2019 as part of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact.
Collaboration with Health eVillages, the MIT AgeLab and the Jefferson College of Population Health to chart course for rural aging in America through inaugural Connectivity Summit: A Catalyst for Change on Rural Aging, June 20-21 in New Hampshire.
An increasing number of newborns are being born with drug withdrawal symptoms from opioids in rural areas of the United States as compared to births in urban areas, according to a JAMA Pediatrics study.
One in five Americans - 62 million people - live and work in rural areas. State Offices of Rural Health, other state and rural healthcare providers, industry partners, and agencies across the country will observe National Rural Health Day on Thursday, November 17, 2016.
The Tennessee Department of Health State Office of Rural Health joins the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health and other state and national stakeholders in celebrating National Rural Health Day Nov. 17, 2016 to draw attention to the wide range of issues impacting the health of rural communities. The theme this year is "Celebrating the Power of Rural."
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