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Kansas Farmers, Ranchers Plant Seeds of Change to Erode Stigma of Mental Illness

Kansas Reflector (Tim Carpenter))

January 4, 2023 – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported farmers and ranchers were almost two times more likely to die from suicide than people engaged in other occupations. In 2021, Kansas Health Institute reported the rate of suicide in rural counties in Kansas climbed 55 percent from 2000 to 2019.

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Telehealth ‘Another /Arrow in the Quiver’ for Kansas Providers, But Barriers Remain

Kansas Reflector (Sherman Smith)

December 20, 2022 – Dorothy Hughes, an assistant professor of population health and surgery at the University of Kansas School of Medicine’s Salina campus, spent 18 months studying the use of telehealth. She presented findings at a Dec. 12 forum at the Kansas Health Institute.

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How We Can All Nurture the Health Care Workforce for a Changing Kansas

Kansas Reflector (David Jordan)

November 10, 2022 – Kansas faces many challenges in delivering health care, especially in rural areas. The state is experiencing shifting demographics, uninsurance rates higher than the national average, and difficulty attracting and retaining workers.

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