December 3, 2019
The US Department of Agriculture announced new grant investments in late November for infrastructure aimed at expanding education and healthcare access among rural US residents.
The full bundle consists of 133 grants totaling $42.5 million, and are spread across 37 states and two US territories.
WHAT’S THE IMPACT
Roughly half of these grants are being allotted for telemedicine-focused projects,...
November 7, 2018
Despite the hype around implementing telehealth in rural areas, a recent USDA report found that rural residents were actually less likely than their urban counterparts to partake in online health research, maintenance and monitoring services. The report describes the results of a telecommunications and eHealth questionnaire that was sent out to 50,000 households (accounting for roughly 130,000...
August 26, 2013
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene released a health app last week for residents to use while cooking. The city reports 60 percent of adults and 40 percent of children are obese or overweight.
“Many people want to count calories as a way to avoid gaining weight, but they have no way of knowing how many calories are in restaurant food or even food they prepare themselves,”...
July 6, 2010
The federal government's USA.gov website unveiled a new "app store" with about 20 mobile applications, including four health-related applications, just before the holiday weekend. According to the FAQ section of the USA.gov app store, the purpose of the new offering is described as such:
"Government apps provide information when you're on the go. Find instant notification of recalls to the status...