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Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities

Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural hea...

– Newswise

Virtual Press Briefing - Closing the Rural Health Gap

Finance Professor, Former Federal Reserve Economist Available to Comment on Powell Nomination

– University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Study Finds Fringe Communities on Reddit and 4chan Have High Influence on Flow of Alternative News to Twitter

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Cyprus University of Technology and University College London have conducted the first large-scale measurement of how mainstream and alternative news flows through multiple social media platform...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Professor's "News Literacy" Guide Provides Tools to Discern Fake News

In the era of "fake news," cyber attacks and "alternative facts," a Baldwin Wallace University professor arms teachers and students with a guide to distinguish the truth from deceptive information.

Expert Available

– Baldwin Wallace University

APA Commends Many Recommendations of President's Opioid Commission

The report of President Trump’s commission on combating the opioid epidemic sets the stage for an effective national response, but the need for adequate funding remains unaddressed, according to the American Psychological Association.

– American Psychological Association (APA)

FSU Experts Available to Talk Complexities of Tax Reform

– Florida State University

WashU Expert: Is a Bipartisan Approach to Fixing Obamacare Feasible?

– Washington University in St. Louis

Mississippi State University Expert Available to Discuss Changes in UAS Regulations

– Mississippi State University

Trump Tweets Urging Death Penalty Complicates NY Terror Case

– Northwestern University

APA Stress in America™ Survey: US at ‘Lowest Point We Can Remember;’ Future of Nation Most Commonly Reported Source of Stress

Nearly two-thirds of Americans (63 percent) say the future of the nation is a very or somewhat significant source of stress, slightly more than perennial stressors like money (62 percent) and work (61 percent), according to the American Psychological...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

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Puerto Rico’s Community Health Centers, Which Serve One in 10 Residents, Essential to Hurricane Recovery

Secure, stable health center funding urgently needed to protect the public’s health, says new report

– George Washington University

Puerto Rico’s Community Health Centers: Struggling to Recover in the Wake of Hurricane Maria

Homeland Security Expert Available To Comment On NYC Terror Attack

– Texas A&M University

Twitter Can Generate Rage, University of Washington Professor Finds

– University of Washington

Splits in GOP Base Make Tax Plan Dead-on-Arrival

– Cornell University

Trump Can't Justify Unconstitutional Bans with 'Bare Desire' to Harm Politically Unpopular Groups: Expert

– Northwestern University

New National Poll Shows Americans Distrust Congress, the Media, Hollywood, and Even Other Voters in the U.S.

A new University of Delaware poll found that a large majority of Americans carry a deep level of distrust for virtually every governing, media, and political institution in America. Only the military gained a positive rating with 72% trusting; the me...

– University of Delaware

Washington Bureau Chiefs Discuss New Era's Impact on Journalism


– Northwestern University

ATS Objects to the EPA’s Move to Silence the Input of Scientists

Today the EPA announced a new policy regarding who can serve on the agency’s scientific advisory boards. In earlier comments, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt had questioned the “independence, and the veracity and the transparency of those recommen...

– American Thoracic Society (ATS)

American University Experts Available to Comment on Russia Investigation and Paul Manafort Indictment

– American University

In Asia Trump Could Learn Subtleties of North Korean Issue

– Cornell University

Legal Expert Available to Discuss Russia Investigation Indictments

– Georgia State University

In Landmark Report, Public Health Leaders Outline Steps for Urgent Action on Opioids

The report, “The Opioid Epidemic: From Evidence to Impact,” maps out a blueprint for national action on the epidemic and details dozens of concrete, evidence-based steps for everyone working to fight the opioid crisis in America – from the heal...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Building trust in government.

NMSU government professor Christa Slaton's research focuses on ethics in government.

Expert Available

– New Mexico State University (NMSU)

President’s Declaring Opioid Epidemic a First Step, but Much More Needed, According to APA

President Trump’s declaring the opioid epidemic a national health emergency is a critical first step, but it does not address the urgent need for more federal funds to fight this crisis, according to the CEO of the American Psychological Associatio...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Top Nursing Organizations Push for CRNA Full Practice Authority in VA

22 Nursing Organizations have come together to help Veterans alleviate wait times for surgical services.

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

Sustainability Scientist Says Shrinking National Monuments Will Stress Animals and Change Ecology

– Arizona State University (ASU)





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