Rural Mental Health

Mental health service to close; Valley Baptist cites reimbursements, costs among reasons

Valley Baptist Medical Center-Brownsville will close its 37-bed Inpatient Behavioral Health Facility effective Aug. 20, according to a statement from the Health System. Valley Baptist Director of Marketing Teri Retana said that the system remains committed to delivering mental health services to residents of the community, however, and that the Outpatient Intensive Program at VBMC Brownsville Read more

WHO urges governments to create green public spaces stating health benefits

WHO Regional Director for South East Asia, Poonam Khetrapal Singh said rapid urbanisation was challenging the ecosystem, severely affecting physical and mental health being. Noncommunicable diseases–many of them environment-related–account for around 8.5 million deaths in the South East Asia Region every year while consumption of food containing traces of heavy metals and other detritus was Read more

Texas A&M study: Health options shifting for rural communities

Texas A&M study – According to a new report released by the Texas A&M Rural and Community Health Institute, many small Texas communities are facing decisions about how best to provide their citizens with the most effective and sustainable care. Regional administrator of rural hospitals for CHI St. Joseph Health Marybeth Murphy said she believes Read more

Report: Texas Rural Health Care Faces Funding Crisis

A new report warns that Texas rural health could be hit hardest under a Congressional plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. It found that proposed funding cuts to the Medicaid program, which already is operating at a minimal level in Texas, could force many rural hospitals to close, leaving hundreds of thousands of Read more

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