Improving Population Health: One Hospital Shows What's Possible

Event Details
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center)


Claudia Wade, Union General Hospital

Union General Hospital, located in Farmerville, Louisiana, is a non-profit, 20-bed Critical Access Hospital. The hospital identified teen pregnancy and STDs as being a primary concern impacting the health, well-being and future of their community. Union General Hospital created the program, "It's a Girl Thing", and are now seeing outstanding health outcomes and expanding the program. They have received a national award for the program.

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB1RH24206, Information Services to Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Grantees, $1,100,000 (0% financed with nongovernmental sources). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.