NRHA's Rural Health Voices blog offers informed commentary on the latest news in rural health care from NRHA staff and editorials from selected contributors.

Do these rural health issues look familiar?

Staffing challenges. Financial concerns. Rural regions ravaged by poverty, unemployment, and the opioid crisis. These harsh realities take center stage in this issue of Rural Horizons. And they are echoed in The Providers, a new PBS documentary that shows how rural health care professionals can make a difference in the lives of their patients in the face of overwhelming odds.

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Fixing the need for a fix: Treating 20,000 addicts in rural America

Treating alcohol addiction is not a simple process. In Gallup, N.M., new behavioral health services software is helping providers identify patient system commonalities and collaborate to facilitate successful treatment outcomes.

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Shifting stigma, overcoming opioids in rural Oklahoma

The people of tight-knit Stigler, Okla., demonstrate that size and rurality will not hinder them from improving the health of their community. Stigler Health & Wellness Center has engaged their community to help fight opioid use disorder with education and training.

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Searching for solutions to the rural opioid crisis

Solving the rural opioid crisis starts with bringing awareness to a complex problem. It means difficult conversations between patients and providers, neighbors, family, and colleagues. Finding a way for rural communities to move forward requires collaboration from partners across health care, law enforcement, industry, and community organizations.

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NRHA comes to Atlanta

NRHA comes to Atlanta this spring for its flagship event, the association’s 42nd Annual Rural Health Conference May 7-10 at the Marriott Marquis, with unique offerings courtesy of the Magnolia State.

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Community health workers key to rural oral health

Improving access to oral health services is a critical need in rural America, and community health workers (CHWs) are a key part of the solution. CHWs live and work in the communities they serve, which makes them uniquely positioned to build relationships with underserved rural and frontier populations. 

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CDC as a rural resource: Q&A with Diane Hall

Diane Hall, senior policy analyst at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), discusses CDC’s work in rural health, the importance of data collection, and CDC’s excitement for the upcoming NRHA Annual Rural Health Conference in Atlanta. 

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Your rural data resources: the people behind the numbers

Research can be a powerful tool that informs decisions and transforms the way we approach health programs and policies — but the numbers don’t always speak for themselves. To help illustrate the unique nature of rural health, we need people to bring those numbers to life and share research findings within the context of real-life experiences and stories. NRHA staff has identified four stakeholders that are on the vanguard of rural health research.

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Transforming rural communities through population health

Supporting a healthy population starts with having a safety net of resources to help people thrive and improve their lives. 

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Planting seeds for the future of rural health

A strategic plan provides guidance for growing NRHA’s influence in shaping rural health policy and driving solutions to improve the lives of 62 million rural Americans.

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