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Finding resources for good health in rural locations can be challenging. If you are living outside of Indiana’s urban areas or know someone who lives outside of Indiana’s urban areas and is in need of health information, please consider the resources we have gathered below. For more information on rural health, visit ruralhealthinfo.org.
Become knowledgeable about natural emergency situations including floods, thunderstorms, tornadoes and more with this Purdue Rural Emergency Preparedness site.
IHA continues to work to improve the quality and availability of health care in rural communities, but many challenges remain. By providing members with information about critical access hospitals serving Hoosiers in rural areas—and by offering advocacy opportunities through the Rural Health Council—we hope to improve care for all those who live outside of Indiana’s urban areas.
The State of Indiana offers several health coverage options to qualifying low-income individuals and families, individuals with disabilities, and the elderly with limited financial resources. Each program is designed to meet the medical needs of that specific group of individuals. Each program uses a different set of measures to determine if a person qualifies for that program.
The Indiana Rural Health Association offers free health coverage assistance through our Connecting Kids to Coverage -Indiana (CKC-IN) program. This program’s goal is to connect children and families to health care coverage and is funded by a grant from the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
This site is designed to help you find available food resources near you.
Suicide is a major problem among farmers. The agriculture industry has the fourth-highest rate in the country, according to a January Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study. The following signs and symptoms may indicate someone is struggling with depression or suicidal thoughts, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Prompted by the many sources of stress currently impacting farmers and ranchers, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the Red River Farm Network have joined forces to create a new radio and podcast series called TransFARMation. The series is designed to increase awareness and reduce inhibitions about acknowledging farm stress, as well as highlight the resources available. Local farmers, ranchers and agricultural stakeholders are featured, sharing personal stories and offering a message of hope.
The Indiana Rural Opioid Consortium (InROC) was established in October 2017 with partners across the state, working together to fight the opioid crisis in Indiana, which has seen a staggering 86.9% increase in opioid overdose from 2010 to 2015. InROC is working towards building the necessary infrastructure to develop a regional model for Opioid-Use Disorder (OUD) identification, treatment, and recovery services in rural areas and the communities it serves. Provider education is offered through free webinars, online courses, and other unique modules, such as the “Teen Room Exhibit.”
Named Project Swaddle™, the program connects community paramedics with social services, OBGYNs and nurses for resources during pregnancy and after the baby’s delivery. The patients – ranging from women in their first trimester of pregnancy to several who have already delivered – are receiving additional care and resources from community paramedics from the Crawfordsville Fire Department.