FORHP Special Announcement – Cancer in Rural Areas

July 7, 2017 Cancer Incidence and Deaths in Nonmetropolitan and Metropolitan Counties In the latest edition of its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Rural Health Series, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) examined reported data in the United States to compare rates of incidence and death from cancer in rural and metropolitan areas.  The findings […]

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April 3-9 2017 is National Public Health Week

National Public Health Week (NPHW) is April 3-9, 2017.  Each year, NPHW provides new tools and tips to help supporters effectively shape and promote activities and key messages during the week. The NPHW 2017 Brochure and Toolkit provides talking points around this year’s theme, activity suggestions for each day of NPHW, tips for planning a successful NPHW event, strategies for […]

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Missouri Ranks 37th in America’s Health Rankings

In the latest America’s Health Rankings, published in December 2016, Hawaii remains the healthiest state in the U.S. Missouri ranks 37th, dropping from 36th. The state ranks 40th for senior health and 35th for the health of women and children. Missouri’s strengths include: High percentage of high school graduation Low percentage of children in poverty Small disparity in health status […]

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