A recent study found that one in five American children don’t drink any water at all during an average day. To make matters worse, those same kids are getting about twice the amount of sugar from soda and other sugar sweetened beverages as those who do drink water.
West Sacramento, Calif. — Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) approved a $2.8 million loan to Eastern Plumas Health Care District (EPHCD) to expand the Portola Medical Clinic.
Now, under the proposed plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, rural hospitals could be further hampered in an already difficult economic climate.
The University of New Mexico’s ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) telemedicine program will become the national model for promoting healthcare in under-served and rural communities.
In rural areas, up to 7 percent are homeless, but not all are counted. In January each year nationwide, an official point-in-time count records a 24-hour tally of a community’s homeless population on the streets or in shelters.