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Population Groups

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Leading Causes of Death

Residents of rural communities are more likely to die from the five leading causes of death—all of which are potentially preventable. When compared with urban populations, rural communities experience higher death rates from heart disease, cancer, unintentional injury, chronic lower respiratory disease and stroke.

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Preparing for Alzheimer's

With an “age wave” well underway, more Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease. The rising numbers of diagnoses and their effect on government budgets is prompting states to consider various policies to support people with Alzheimer’s and their care providers.

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POPULATION GROUPS

Population Groups

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Health and Human Services

The Health and Human Services Committee is one of eight NCSL Standing Committees that educates Congress and federal agencies about state concerns and serves as a forum for state legislators and legislative staff to learn about and share information regarding programs and initiatives in other states.

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Health Innovations

This health system innovations database of state laws allows you to view and compare more than 1,300 of the latest state-level enacted health initiatives.

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Overview