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…two rural organizations are using their grant funding through the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) to improve health outcomes for their communities’ patients with chronic disease.
Rural Alabama Prevention Center (RAPC) receives funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and the Delta States Rural Development Network Grant Program for the implementation of the South West Alabama Health Improvement Initiative (SWAHII).
Chronic diseases are one of many significant issues within the United States, accounting for the costliest illnesses that affect Americans. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has cited that the number of Americans affected by this issue will increase to about 157 million in 2020.
Prostate cancer can be serious but it’s often not fatal. Men should talk to their doctor about the risks and benefits of getting screened for the disease. This article was published at medlineplus.gov