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Alabama Residents: Click here to hear our radio advertisement

RURAL Study billboards were put up in both Selma and Wilcox County in late 2020. Dr. Shauntice Allen, the PI of the Alabama State Core, recorded radio advertisements at a local radio station in Valley Grand to promote the Study. The radio advertisements have aired in Dallas County since November... More

Study seeks to understand RURAL residents’ health challenges

In an effort to understand why people born in rural communities in the South live shorter and less healthy lives than their counterparts elsewhere in the same counties as well as across the country, researchers from the University of Mississippi Medical Center and partner institutions announced May 22 the launch... More

Dr. Gene Brody Headlines Inaugural NIH Rural Health Seminar

Dr. Brody, of RURAL's Social Determinants of Health Core, led the seminar that brought together researchers, medical practitioners, and others to explore topics in rural health and to share research ideas for how innovations in clinical and translational science could improve rural health outcomes.

The RURAL Study Celebrates National Rural Health Day & the #PowerOfRural

On Thursday, Nov. 21, the The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) celebrated National Rural Health Day (NRHD). This day recognizes the spirit of rural communities, while raising awareness around the unique health-related challenges that rural Americans face. Given the statistics around the rural health disparities, The RURAL... More