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Community Health and Development

Local leaders found significant benefit from the Rural County Health Workforce & Economic Impact Analysis reports. The reports  generated during 2009-2011 helped them understand the economic impact of a local practicing primary care physician and the benefits for community growth potential.

Because…
Many Texas communities in rural and underserved areas struggle to attract and keep healthcare professionals.
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Help communities evaluate their health workforce needs and offer them strategies to strengthen their healthcare system.
Because…
Rural isolation can affect a resident’s well-being if they don’t know about prevention and treatment programs.
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Respond to community needs to stimulate awareness and adoption of healthy behaviors.

 

Other Information to better your community
America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2015