health http://hppr.org en Report: Farmer Suicide Rate Higher Than All Other Workers http://hppr.org/post/report-farmer-suicide-rate-higher-all-other-workers <p>U.S. farmers are more than three times more likely to commit suicide than other workers, a new study has found.</p><p>University of Iowa researcher Wendy Ringgenberg&nbsp;compiled a study based on Occupational Safety and Health Administration farm death statistics from 1992 to 2010. <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/post/farm-workers-far-more-likely-die-suicide-why" target="_blank">In a recent interview with Iowa Public Radio</a>, Ringgenberg said suicide rates have likely been underestimated and underreported. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:20:57 +0000 Cody Newill 33600 at http://hppr.org Report: Farmer Suicide Rate Higher Than All Other Workers Uninsured: How things look on the high plains http://hppr.org/post/uninsured-how-things-look-high-plains <p></p><p>The latest report from the <strong><a href="http://www.census.gov/did/www/sahie/data/interactive/?eml=gd&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_source=govdelivery#view=data&amp;utilBtn=&amp;yLB=0&amp;stLB=0&amp;aLB=0&amp;sLB=0&amp;iLB=0&amp;rLB=0&amp;countyCBSelected=false&amp;insuredRBG=pu_&amp;multiYearSelected=false&amp;multiYearAlertFlag=false">U.S. Census Bureau</a></strong> reveals the percentage of uninsured people under the age of 65.&nbsp;</p><p>Here’s how things look on the high plains:</p><ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Colorado: 17%</span></li><li>Kansas: 14.4%</li><li>Oklahoma: 21.8%</li><li>Texas: 25.7% Mon, 02 Sep 2013 05:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 20979 at http://hppr.org Uninsured: How things look on the high plains Grant Funding Seeks to Get Rural Kansas Access to Dental Services http://hppr.org/post/grant-funding-seeks-get-rural-kansas-access-dental-services <p>A $100,000 grant is being awarded to a Kansas organization to study potential solutions to bring dental care closer to home for thousands of rural Kansans.</p><p>DentaQuest Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the major national dental insurance company, awarded Oral Health Kansas the grant, reports <a href="http://www.khi.org/news/2013/aug/05/grant-aims-catalyze-new-kansas-effort-expand-acces/"><strong>Kansas Health Institute</strong></a>. Wed, 07 Aug 2013 05:01:00 +0000 Adam Vos 19844 at http://hppr.org Grant Funding Seeks to Get Rural Kansas Access to Dental Services CO bests NE, KS, TX and OK in overall senior health http://hppr.org/post/co-bests-ne-ks-tx-and-ok-overall-senior-health <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Colorado ranks </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">8</span><sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Nebraska </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">14</span><sup>th</sup>, <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kansas </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">18</span><sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Texas </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">39</span><sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Oklahoma </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">49</span><sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in overall senior health according to the </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.americashealthrankings.org/senior/all/2013">2013 America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 17:59:32 +0000 Quentin Hope 17158 at http://hppr.org CO bests NE, KS, TX and OK in overall senior health