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Release of the Heartland Environmental Scan

posted Mar 28, 2014, 1:15 PM by Tech Support   [ updated Feb 28, 2017, 5:59 AM ]
The Heartland RHEC (Region VII) has released a summary of local, state and regional data on health disparities and the social determinants of health. Key findings include:
  • Unique regional challenges and disparities, such as a shortage of health care facilities, prevalence of tornadoes in rural impoverished areas, and high rates of obesity and poverty.
  • Assets that can be leveraged, including a regional health care system with a solid national rating, relatively low unemployment, and high education levels among the region’s foreign-born population.
The Heartland RHEC will use this information to encourage public policies and actions that promote health equity and eliminate health disparities.
We are inviting public comment to the Environmental Scan by April 28, 2014. Please download the document and provide your comments below.

Environmental Scan Comments

Tech Support,
Mar 28, 2014, 1:15 PM