Missouri Rural Health Conference

Please join the Missouri Rural Health Association, Missouri Hospital Association, Missouri Primary Care Association and Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services (Office of Primary Care and Rural Health), as Collaborating Partners on August 20-22, 2019 at The Lodge at Old Kinderhook, Camdenton, Missouri. Check the conference page for additional information.

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Caring for Rural Missourians

Rural hospitals have an important role in strengthening individual and community health. Not only are rural hospitals often the largest employer in the community, they provide the foundation for health care services from clinics and primary care to emergency services and inpatient care. However, Missouri’s rural hospitals are increasingly operating in the red, and six rural hospitals have closed in […]

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MHA 2019 Community Benefit Report

Total Community Benefit: $3.3 Billion in 2017 Missouri’s hospitals invest in their communities in various ways. One of the most important is hospitals’ role in providing a safety net for individuals who need medical services but can’t afford their care. However, this is not the only contribution hospitals make to improve individual and community health. Hospitals invest in services and […]

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Advocate for Improved Infrastructure

“It is essential to citizens. If infrastructure isn’t there, then trucks can’t bring goods, ambulances can’t get to where they need to go, people can’t get to jobs.” – Dan Ross, Executive Director of the Missouri Municipal League   Gov. Parson has championed investment in infrastructure. Missouri’s poor roads, and the greater distances to care for rural residents, complicate access to care. According to […]

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USDA Seeks Applications for the Community Connect Grant Program

Washington, DC, February 12, 2019 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development announced today that it is accepting FY 2019 applications for the Community Connect Grant Program. The Community Connect program helps rural communities extend access where broadband service is least likely to be commercially available, but where it can make a tremendous difference in the quality of life […]

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Improving Oral Health Care Services in Rural America

The National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services has released a policy brief with recommendations on improving oral health in rural america. Improving Oral Health Care Services in Rural America Discusses the link between oral health and overall health and issues affecting oral health access in rural areas, including shortages of dental providers, differences in dental hygienist scope of […]

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