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Alabama Rural Health Association
"For the Preservation and Enhancement of Health to Rural Citizens of Alabama"
CAMPUS CHAPTERS OF ALABAMA STUDENT RURAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION (ARHSA) ARE CURRENTLY BEING ESTABLISHED AT ALABAMA STATE UNIVERSITY, AUBURN UNIVERSITY, TROY UNIVERSITY, AND THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
The first student chapters of the Alabama Student Rural Health Association (ASRHA) have been established at the University of South Alabama and the University of Alabama at Huntsville. Chapters are currently being developed at Alabama State University, Auburn University, Troy University, and The University of Alabama. This multi-discipline organization of health care students with interests in rural health care will conduct meetings presenting speakers and programs of interest to health care professions students. Campus chapters are an excellent way to communicate with members of our future rural health care workforce and get future practitioners actively involved in rural health care policy recommendation and development.
Currently, ARHA Board of Directors student director, Alaina M. Payne, a medical student at UAB, is working with a committee of two students from each of the existing and forming chapters to
rewrite the student chapter bylaws to make the organization more responsive to the needs of health professions students.
ARHA plans to contact other public and private colleges and universities to encourage the establishing of chapters on their campuses. Student memberships are available to undergraduate, graduate, and professional program students in any health related training program. ASRHA members are automatically members of three rural health related associations - their campus ASRHA chapter, the Alabama Rural Health Association (including all rights and privileges that come with any other type of membership), and associate members of the National Rural Health Association. Each student or campus chapter must have a faculty or staff advisor. For more information on student chapters, contact ARHA.
ARHA PUBLISHES 2013 EDITION OF HEALTH STATUS INDICATOR REPORTS ON ALL 67 COUNTIES
Your Alabama Rural Health Association worked with the Office of Primary Care and Rural Health in the Alabama Department of Public Health in updating Health Status Indicators Reports for all 67 Alabama counties.
These reports include over 90 different health status indicators, comparing the county to the state and nation (where national data was available.) These reports were last produced in 2009 and have been widely used in developing community needs assessments, finding data for grant applications, and assisting numerous groups (known and unknown) in identifying local health care concerns for intervention activity to mention a few uses. To access these informative reports select "DATA" and then "Health Status Reports."
Contact ARHA to suggest other indicators that should be included in these reports or to request clarification or additional information on specific indicators.