Monday, February 23, 2009

Just out: Health Disparities: A Rural-Urban Chartbook

The South Carolina Rural Health Research Center at the Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, is pleased to announce the release of a new final report.  The Chartbook, "Health Disparities:  A Rural-Urban Chartbook," is authored by Drs. Kevin J. Bennett, Bankole Olatosi, and Janice Probst.  

The SC Rural Health Research Center is in the process of updating our website to allow for immediate downloading of major reports.  However, at this time the final report is still available through our website online report request system, at  Questions pertaining to this report should be directed to Dr. Kevin Bennett at

Friday, February 20, 2009

New HRSA Director

President Obama today announced the new Director of the Human Services and Resources Administration (HRSA), Mary Wakefield. This is important (to us, at least) for a couple reasons:
1--She understands rural health, having worked as an advocate and researcher for rural health issues for many years (and prior to this appointment, served as the Director of the Center for Rural Health at the University of North Dakota)
2--HRSA is our major funder, so we will be working more closely with Mary and her staff in the coming years.

Congrats, Mary!


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