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The Rural Health Voice is the podcast of the Virginia Rural Health Association. Leaders at the local, state, and national level are interviewed on their perspective of current rural health issues. The Rural Health Voice is sponsored by the Virginia State Office of Rural Health and underwritten by the National Rural Health Association.

The Rural Health Voice is the podcast of the Virginia Rural Health Association. Leaders at the local, state, and national level are interviewed on their perspective of current rural health issues. The Rural Health Voice is sponsored by the Virginia State Office of Rural Health and underwritten by the National Rural Health Association.
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The Rural Health Voice is the podcast of the Virginia Rural Health Association. Leaders at the local, state, and national level are interviewed on their perspective of current rural health issues. The Rural Health Voice is sponsored by the Virginia State Office of Rural Health and underwritten by the National Rural Health Association.

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English

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540-231-7923


Episodes

RHV 25: Better Health through Better Education

10/18/2019
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Can improved high school graduation rates lead to better health in a community? Shani Gaylord and Jasmine Smith from the Virginia Department of Health’s Youth Health Equity Leadership Institute joined the Rural Health Voice to talk about how YHELI is improving health through helping students. Shani and Jasmine will be session leaders at the Rural Health Voice conference in November.

Duration:00:09:54

RHV 24: Community Health

10/7/2019
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Can community organizations have a role in addressing health issues for a community? Ashley Reynolds Marshall joined me to discuss how the YWCA of Central Virginia is doing exactly that. If you want to be part of the conversation, join Ashley and the other session leaders at the Rural Health Voice conference in November.

Duration:00:18:41

RHV 23: What does “rural” mean?

9/20/2019
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What comes to your mind when some one says “rural?” What does “rural” mean to you? Dr. Laura Hunt Trull, Social Worker and Assistant Professor at James Madison University shared her thoughts on the way we talk about rural and how we can change the narrative. You can hear more from Dr. Trull at the upcoming Rural Health Voice Conference – AND – if you are a student in any health professions or public policy major, you can receive a scholarship to attend through the “Why Rural” essay contest.

Duration:00:24:11

RHV 22: Cradle to Career

9/6/2019
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What do communities need to attract employers? And what does that have to do with health? Travis Staton, President and Chief Executive Officer of United Way of Southwest Virginia discusses their method of improving health in the region through a Cradle to Career approach. If you want to hear more from Travis and be part of the conversation about rural health, join the Rural Health Voice Conference in Martinsville this November.

Duration:00:17:57

RHV 21: Workforce

8/16/2019
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What help is available for someone who wants to be a healthcare provider in rural Virginia? Olivette Burroughs, Health workforce specialist with the Virginia Department of Health, Office of Health Equity joined me to provide information on the variety of programs available. Olivette will be leading one of the nine interactive discussions on rural health issues at the Rural Health Voice Conference in Martinsville, VA, November 20 & 21. If you want to join her for an in-depth conversation,...

Duration:00:09:12

RHV 20: National Policy

8/2/2019
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Do lawmakers in DC want to hear from people at the local level? Brock Slabach, Vice President of Member Services at the National Rural Health Association joined me to talk about effective ways to communicate with your member of Congress, get involved, break down silos, and work together to improve rural health. Brock will be the keynote speaker at the Rural Health Voice conference November 20 & 21. If you want to hear more from Brock and be part of the conversation about rural health, join...

Duration:00:17:49

RHV 19: Rural Residency

7/19/2019
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What happens after someone finishes medical school? Dr. Maurice Nida, Designated Institutional Officer at Lonesome Pine Hospital Family Practice joined me to discuss how training in rural communities means learning to do more for your patients. If your hospital or clinic wants to recruit a physician that has been trained in Southwest Virginia, join Dr. Nida and his residents October 18 at Breaks Interstate Park for the Head for the Hills physician education event. Click here for information...

Duration:00:27:42

RHV: 18 US Census

7/5/2019
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What can you do to make sure tax dollars and other resources are allocated to your community? Join my conversation with Dr. Carah Ong Whaley, Associate Director at the James Madison University Center for Civic Engagement. Undercounted is underfunded, under represented, and under resourced. The 2020 Census is your opportunity to make sure everyone counts! Virginia Complete Count Commission US Census Bureau Outreach materials and community toolkits

Duration:00:25:13

RHV 17: Peer Recovery Services

5/17/2019
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What’s the opposite of addiction? Jason Prichard, Community and Coalition Engagement Specialist for Ballad Health discussed how people recovering from addiction can be successful. Read his full recovery testimony. Certification to be a Peer Recovery Specialist is available through the Virginia Certification Board. If you are a healthcare provider who wants to earn CMEs related to the opioid crisis, check out the upcoming Prescription Drug and Heroin Misuse Forums.

Duration:00:14:24

RHV 16: Mental Health

5/3/2019
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May is Mental Health Month. Does your community have a plan to support people with mental illness and substance abuse disorders? Kevin Martone, Executive Director, of the Technical Assistance Collaborative joined RHV to discuss how behavioral health can be addressed at the community level. Mr. Martone mentioned the need for telehealth to support behavioral health services. Don’t forget to download the TestIT app to help map out broadband connectivity in our rural communities. For details, go...

Duration:00:16:39

RHV 15: Broadband

4/19/2019
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How fast is your broadband? Arthur Scott, Associate Legislative Director and Political Outreach Manager for the National Association of Counties and native of Scott County, Virginia talked to me about the TestIT app NACo has to map broadband speed in rural America. If you want to be part of the conversation about rural health, and you are a student in a health professions or policy program, consider joining the VRHA Board of Directors. VRHA will accept applications for student...

Duration:00:10:54

RHV 14: Veterans Health

4/5/2019
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Virginia has 725,000 Veterans across the state, many of which live in our rural communities. Who speaks for them? RHV talked with Carlos Hopkins, Virginia Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs. Contact the Virginia Department of Veterans Services if you want to help a Veteran in your community. If you want to be part of the conversation about rural health, and you are a student in a health professions or policy program, consider joining the VRHA Board of Directors. VRHA will accept...

Duration:00:19:16

RHV 13: Poison Control

3/15/2019
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If someone swallows something that you think might be dangerous, do you call 911 or Poison Control? Kristin Wenger, Education Coordinator from the Blue Ridge Poison Center joined the Rural Health Voice to help you determine which is best. No matter where in the US you are, 1-800-222-1222 is the number to call. National Poison Prevention Week is March 18-24. Celebrate by visiting the Poison Center materials page for stickers and other resources. Additional information: www.poison.org HRSA...

Duration:00:23:04

RHV: Health Literacy

3/1/2019
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Do you understand all of the information your doctor gives you? Are you sure? Dr. Erin Cruise, Associate Professor at the Radford University School of Nursing joined me to discuss this unique barrier to healthcare access. Health Literacy video.

Duration:00:17:50

RHV: Health Equity

2/15/2019
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What’s the difference between equality and equity? Dr. Lauren Powell, Director of the Virginia Department of Health, Office of Health Equity joined me to talk about how giving everyone the same thing is not as good as giving everyone what they need. If you want to learn more about resources available to your community, check out the Virginia State Office of Rural Health Partnership Meeting March 11-13 in Roanoke. Health Equity graphic Henrietta Lacks Commission Appalachian Substance Abuse...

Duration:00:24:59

RHV: Food Security

2/1/2019
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Do churches have a responsibility for the physical health of their members? Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, III a community organizer, social entrepreneur and Senior Pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church joined The Rural Health Voice to discuss how churches and other members of the faith based community can address health on a very local level. Links: Black Church Food Security Network Coalition for Healthier Eating Farming While Black

Duration:00:16:06

RHV: Rural Health Clinics

1/18/2019
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Nathan Baugh – Director of Government Affairs at the National Association of Rural Health Clinics joined the Rural Health Voice to talk about these Clinics and their benefits and challenges. Mr. Baugh is advocating for a payment structure that allow Rural Health Clinics to remain vital parts of their communities. VRHA will be hosting a Rural Health Clinic Summit on April 17 & 18. Send an email to podcast@vrha.org for details.

Duration:00:19:45

RHV: Telehealth

1/4/2019
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Are you interested in telehealth, but aren’t sure how to start? Dr. Kathy Wibberly, Director of the Mid Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center answered my questions about the benefits and complexities of telehealth, and how MATRC can help. If you want telehealth to be a part of your toolbox, check out the Telehealth Summit, March 31 – April 2 in Williamsburg. For details, visit vrha.org, click the calendar tab, and scroll down to that event.

Duration:00:13:24

RHV: Emergency Medical Services

12/7/2018
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How are Emergency Medical Services in rural communities transitioning to a new way of business that involves more interaction with patients and fewer lights and sirens? Tim Perkins from the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services discusses the future of EMS. Check out more from the Virginia Rural Health Association on Facebook and Twitter.

Duration:00:15:37

RHV: Senator Creigh Deeds

11/16/2018
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Senator Deeds provides his insight on how citizens and lawmakers can work together to make a difference. He encourages listeners to get informed, make noise, and be the squeaky wheel for the community. If you want to be part of the conversation about rural health, you can join VRHA at the Rural Health Policy Institute, Feb 5-7, in Washington, D.C. Senator R. Creigh Deeds represents Virginia''s 25th Senate District, which includes the counties of Albemarle (part), Alleghany, Bath, Highland,...

Duration:00:16:58