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CentraCare and U of M share plans to attract more doctors to rural communities

CentraCare and U of M share plans to attract more doctors to rural communities

The American Medical Association says the country could be short of 35,000 to 125,000 doctors, hitting rural areas especially hard. ST. CLOUD, Minnesota — When it comes to health care in rural communities, in some cases people have to wait months just to get things like physical exams, while some have to travel miles to …

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A female nurse practitioner of Asian descent with long dark hair exams a female patient in an exam room. There are medical tools hanging on the wall behind her and she is using a stethoscope during the exam.

WVU today | WVU study shows marginalized communities benefit when states allow nurse practitioners to provide primary care

A study by WVU professional licensing experts Alicia Plemmons and Edward Timmons shows that when states allow nurse practitioners to perform all tasks for which they are qualified, the NP workforce can become more diverse, increasing the access to primary health care and potentially improving health outcomes for patients from communities of color. (WVU Photo/Greg …

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Language barriers limit access to health care for Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander communities in the United States

Language barriers limit access to health care for Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander communities in the United States

A significant portion of Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander adults in the United States struggle to access health care and insurance coverage due to language barriers, according to a recent report of the Urban Institute. The research suggests a greater need for more state and local resources to address the problem. State and federal …

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How you can help underserved communities access mental health resources

How you can help underserved communities access mental health resources

How you can help underserved communities access mental health resources Updated: 1:59 PM PST December 27, 2022 Hide transcript View Transcript YEAR THEY HAD A RECORD 13 AND 21. OK. ENSURE ALL HAVE ACCESS TO MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES. THIS IS THE GOAL OF THE CHEAT-CODE FOUNDATION AS IT TRIES TO HELP SACRAMENTO’S MOST VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES. …

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How mental health impacts Iowa

How Mental Health Affects Farmers and Rural Communities in Iowa

In a place as rural as Iowa, farmers are the backbone of many industries statewide, but they are also one of the most vulnerable populations when it comes to mental health. AMES, Iowa— EDITOR’S NOTE: This story contains discussions of suicide and self-harm that may be disturbing to some. The above video was originally released …

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Texas DSHS Prioritizes Health Care Access in Rural Border Communities in Policy Recommendations to 2023 Legislature – State of Reform

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has released its 5 year plan on Health Services for Executive and Legislative Review last month, which focused one of its many recommendations on improving access to health care in rural border counties. The Statewide Health Coordinating Council (SHCC) focused on factors that affect health equity in …

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Medical school degree aimed at preparing students to help rural and underserved communities

The College of Medicine will help increase the availability of medical care in small towns and rural areas through its new degree course. Credit: Lantern File Photo The College of Medicine partners with Bon Secours Mercy Health to help increase the availability of medical care in small towns and rural areas. Dr. Daniel Clinchot, associate …

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Dave 'Brown Buttabean' Letele: 'Exercise really saved my life, because I really hated my life at one point' - NZ Herald

Dave ‘Brown Buttabean’ Letele: ‘Exercise really saved my life, because I really hated my life at one point’ – NZ Herald

“If people ask me how I feel, I’m always honest,” says Dave Letele. Photo / Provided South Auckland Community Leader Dave Letele, also known as Brown Buttabean, is a life coach, motivational speaker and founder of the BBM program. He has lost over 100 kg through good nutrition and exercise and now dedicates his time …

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Gov. Gavin Newsom signs legislation establishing the Community Assistance, Recovery and Empowerment Act in September. The program is meant to address some of California’s mental health care shortcomings.

A California Crisis: Too Many Rural Communities Don’t Have Access to Mental Health Treatments

OPINION AND COMMENT Editorials and other opinion content provide viewpoints on issues important to our community and are independent of the work of our newsroom reporters. Governor Gavin Newsom signs legislation establishing the Community Relief, Recovery and Empowerment Act in September. The program aims to fill some of the gaps in mental health care in …

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