Agricultural compounds in drinking water linked to birth defects

April 21, 2016
Three different substances, commonly found in private wells in rural agricultural areas, seem to cause problems when ingested during early pregnancy

Reducing barriers to care

November 16, 2015
A&M Rural and Community Health Institute created the Brazos Valley Post Discharge Care Coordination program

Texans in rural areas less likely to receive colorectal cancer screening

February 17, 2015

Colorectal cancer ranks second in cancer incidence and third in cancer-related deaths in the United States. Texans living in rural areas are less likely to have colorectal cancer screening, according to research conducted by the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health.

A new model for rural health care delivery

January 28, 2015

In rural communities, gaining access to health care can pose a challenge. The Holland Rural Health Rotations program, led by Catherine McNeal, M.D., Ph.D., exposes first-year medical students to the everyday struggles rural families face. Now in it's fifth year, the program has established a strong relationship with the community of Holland, providing health care where it was previously difficult to find.

Emergency AmbiCycle™ designed to save lives in tight spots

May 15, 2014

Researchers with the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health have designed an alternative compact transportation device, the AmbiCycle™, complete with the latest in wireless technology to navigate rural areas and move quickly through crowded and narrow city streets.

Alexander to receive Texas Rural Health Association Award

November 15, 2013

James L. Alexander, Ph.D., associate professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health, has been selected to receive the 2013 Rural Health Academic/Preceptor Award by the Texas Rural Health Association.