Category: Health care

Government: At the intersection of local, state and federal, pt 2

  Crow Wing County Administrator and CRPD board member Tim Houle joins us again this week to talk about the complicated relationship between the county, state and federal governments. This week we look at the need for counties to communicate the local perspective to state lawmakers in St. Paul. As an example, Tim talks about ...

Park Rapids Enterprise: Minnesota kids take part in chemical exposure study

EXCERPT: “The Minnesota Department of Health is conducting a study on chemicals that may harm development in children, and volunteer families from Becker County are among those taking part. The Healthy Rural and Urban Kids Project measures preschoolers’ exposure to metals, air pollution, diesel exhaust and different agricultural and home pesticides through urine samples provided by ...

Blue Earth County’s Yellow Line Project pt 3

  This week on RuralMn Radio, Phill Claussen, Blue Earth County Human Services Director, and Angela Youngerberg, Director of Business Operations for Blue Earth County Human Services, join us again to talk further about the county’s Yellow Line Project. This week they talk about how the project gives provides law enforcement and offenders more options ...

Becker’s Hospital Review: Survival disparities between rural, urban cancer patients cut when enrolled in clinical trials

EXCERPT: “The differences in survival rates between rural and urban cancer patients are significantly reduced when patients are enrolled in a cancer clinical trial, a study published in JAMA Network Open found. CDC statistics show a significant disparity in cancer deaths. Between 2011 and 2015, 180 people out of 100,000 died of cancer in rural areas, compared to ...

Blue Earth County’s Yellow Line Project, pt 1

  We’re joined this week by Phil Claussen, Director of Human Services for Blue Earth County, and Angie Youngerberg, Assistant Human Services Director, to talk about Blue Earth County’s Yellow Line Project, an innovative program that has county human services, law enforcement and the courts working together to get people who need treatment more than ...