Federal Grants Enable Preventive Health Programs to Reach More Older Missourians

St. Louis Oasis, the Missouri Association of Area Agencies on Aging and the Curators of the University of Missouri announce receipt of $1.5 million in Federal grants from the Administration for Community Living (ACL) to support falls prevention and chronic disease self-management programs for older Missourians. One in four adults age 65 and older fall each year and in Missouri, […]

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Adolescent Suicide in Missouri

From the Missouri Hospital Association: Suicide among children and adolescents is an escalating public health crisis. In 2016, MHA researchers found hospital utilization for suicide ideation among children and adolescents in Missouri had grown nearly 900 percent during the previous decade. The suicide mortality rate also is growing more rapidly for children in Missouri compared to the rest of the […]

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Collaborate to Identify and Address Social Determinants of Health

Medical care only is one component of maintaining good health. Rural Missourians face increasing difficulty accessing nutritious food, recreation and gainful employment. These social determinants of health are defined as “the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age.” They reach far beyond poverty and require a systemwide approach to effectively moderate their effects on health outcomes.  Addressing the root causes of these […]

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Principles for Building Healthy and Prosperous Communities

For work across sectors in low-income communities to improve health and well-being. From our unique position as a national convener at the intersection of community development and health, the Build Healthy Places Network developed these Principles to articulate shared values across sectors and lift up best practices. These Principles are derived from a thematic review of mission statements and principles […]

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New Federal Funding Opportunity for Small Rural Health Care Providers

On Wednesday, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) published a new Notice of Funding Opportunity.  The Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Grant Program will support up to 32 public or private nonprofit health care providers located in rural areas to improve patient care in their communities.  HRSA expects to invest approximately $6.4 million for this program that aims […]

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