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2013-08-01 12:28:43

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rural health organizations in eight states of the Delta region have been awarded federal funds to address chronic diseases that disproportionately affect the region. Nearly $5.4 million announced today by Health Resources and Services Administrator Mary Wakefield, Ph.D., R.N., will be used to improve outcomes in the prevention and care of obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Through the Delta States Rural Development Grant Program,...

2013-01-18 12:22:42

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New funding to help eight states of the Delta region address chronic health diseases was announced today by Mary Wakefield, Ph.D., R.N., administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Up to $5.6 million in the first year will focus on managing three health risks--diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and obesity--that disproportionately affect the Delta region. Administered by the Office of Rural Health Policy...

2012-11-15 16:27:03

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today observes National Rural Health Day and celebrates the 25(th) anniversary of the establishment of the Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP). Created in 1987 under the Social Security Act, ORHP advises the Secretary on HHS policies impacting rural health and works with state and local partners to enhance delivery of services to 62 million residents living in rural communities. "The...

2012-11-12 20:21:53

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mary Wakefield, administrator of the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), will be one of the distinguished speakers featured during a series of free daily webinars being offered November 12-16 by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121112/DC11408LOGO) The series is just one of the events planned nationwide by NOSORH, State...

2012-05-02 02:26:12

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rural health providers across the nation will receive more than $10.4 million to provide direct health care services to their communities. The funding announced today by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will be used to meet a broad range of health care needs in rural areas, from health promotion and disease prevention to expanding oral and mental health services. "Access to quality and affordable health care should not be determined by where...

2012-03-01 10:46:00

BOSTON, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The second phase of a national effort to combat obesity, "Collaborate for Healthy Weight," is being announced today by the National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality (NICHQ), in partnership with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Forty new teams of healthcare professionals and community leaders, from Pasadena to Philadelphia, have been selected, significantly increasing participation in this unique initiative. The new...

2011-12-13 15:26:00

Public/Private effort encourages organizations to promote organ and tissue donation ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eight organizations, including the American Hospital Association (AHA), have committed to sharing information and encouraging hospitals and health systems nationwide to promote organ and tissue donation by joining with the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) as national partners in...

2011-11-10 10:36:00

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mary Wakefield, administrator of the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), will be among the featured speakers during a series of webinars being presented by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) on November 17 in conjunction with the first-ever National Rural Health Day. NOSORH created National Rural Health Day to showcase rural America; increase awareness of rural...

2011-11-01 08:55:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Women's Health USA 2011, the tenth edition of an annual data book identifying priorities, trends and disparities in women's health, is now available. The 2011 edition highlights several new topics, including secondhand tobacco smoke exposure, Alzheimer's disease, preconception health, unintended pregnancy, oral health care utilization and barriers to health care. For...

2011-10-24 15:30:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children in rural areas are more likely to face different challenges to their health and have less access to care when compared to children in urban areas, according to a new report from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH): The Health and Well-Being of Children in Rural Areas: A Portrait of the Nation in 2007, which is published every four years, examined the...