National Rural Health Day is celebrated on the third Thursday of November in America. The date is dedicated to residents of small towns in the United States who are facing health problems. This is not the best burden when you have to travel a long distance to visit the hospital. Today, questions are being raised that can solve many points!
The National Day was founded by the Organization of Rural Health Public Institutions to address the many turmoil faced by residents and local clinics. 60 million Americans live in beautiful rural conditions, the difficulties with medicine are perhaps one significant minus. The movement annually carries out serious work and is not going to stop at the successes achieved.
The sad statistics show that:
- over 450 rural hospitals have closed due to insufficient funding over the past 25 years;
- special difficulties arise in the treatment of mental health – institutions simply do not have professionals in this field, unlike hospitals in megacities;
- the development of hypertension, diabetes, coronary disease in rural areas is an order of magnitude higher than in the rest;
- more than 20% of children are struggling with poverty;
- about 10% of doctors come to practice in institutions in rural areas;
- more suicides are concentrated here;
- There are only 100 dentists for every 22 people.
How to celebrate
Today it is so easy to please local doctors – call them, visit them in person and say a simple thank you. You can please specialists with sweets or aromatic coffee. Arrange a run in the fresh air, gather like-minded people and improve your body! Show your talents and tell the world why medicine is so important – any thoughts are needed!
When is National Rural Health Day celebrated in 2022?
National Rural Health Day is observed on the third Thursday in November each year.