Category: Health care

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 ...

Forum News Service: Minnesota counties to get grants for family home visits

EXCERPT: “The Minnesota Department of Health has announced new grants for nearly one-third of the counties in the state to increase family home visiting. The programs serve at-risk families such as first-time moms and families facing challenges like mental illness, domestic abuse or substance abuse by providing a nurse or other trained professional to provide ...

mHealth Intelligence: FCC Eyes Support for Telehealth, RPM Projects Serving Rural America

EXCERPT: “Federal authorities are proposing to launch a $100 million program to support telehealth and telemedicine programs for underserved populations, including remote patient monitoring programs that have shown past success in treating rural patients with diabetes and veterans. The Connected Care Pilot Program, announced by Federal Communications Commission member Brendan Carr and Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker ...