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Allen Smart on the Role of Investment in Rural Health and Problems Rural Communities Face

Typically, people living in urban areas rate their health more highly and are less likely to die prematurely than those living in rural Americans. The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program spoke with Allen Smart, Chair of the Roadmaps to Health Advisory Group, about the insights he gleaned on the state of rural health from a recent meeting on public and private investment in rural health care held at the White House.

Letter to the Editor: Nurse-Family Partnership Hopes to Turn Tide in Premature Infant Deaths

For too many families in Halifax County, infant death is a reality.Though statewide rates are on the decline, (The Daily Herald’s) July 9 story revealed that infant deaths in the county almost doubled in 2011. And what’s even more heartbreaking is that half of the deaths were the result of premature births, which often can be prevented.