The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting applications for grants to help increase access to education, training and health care resources in rural communities.
A recent study revealed that rural hospital closures increase mortality rates, as opposed to urban hospital closures.
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.
Rural residents tend to be older, sicker and poorer than city dwellers, according to Diane Calmus government affairs and policy manager at the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). However, since 2010, the number of rural hospitals has markedly decreased, and in more recent years, continues to see a steady decline in services.