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Jul 10, 2024 - Announces funding awarded to the Full Plates Full Potential program in Maine and the Illinois Public Health Institute. The Maine program will help schools overcome the barriers to purchasing Maine-based foods for their school meal programs, and the Illinois grant will support the Lake Michigan Region School Food System, which includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Jul 9, 2024 - Describes activities of the Health Science Club and Kearney Health Opportunities Program, a collaboration between the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The group provides scholarships, academic support, and professional development activities for UNK students who plan to pursue healthcare careers in rural communities.
Source: UNK News
Jul 9, 2024 - Profiles the rural family medicine residency program in Winnemucca, Nevada. Describes the process through which physicians become connected to rural communities in which they practice.
Source: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Jul 9, 2024 - Northern Michigan University in Marquette will study the feasibility of developing and sustaining a dental hygiene education program to meet workforce needs and enhance oral health services for residents of the Upper Peninsula. The study will be funded by a $71,500 grant from the Delta Dental Foundation.
Source: Radio Results Network
Jul 8, 2024 - Announces funding opportunities through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, to support women's behavioral health. The grants will help expand access to services and enhance the ability of healthcare providers to identify and address mental health conditions, substance use, and gender-based violence.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jul 8, 2024 - Announces $24.5 million in grants awarded to 23 tribes, tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations as part of a grant program to develop and improve access to public health services. The grant program comprises the Native Public Health Resilience Program and the Native Public Health Resilience Planning Program.
Source: Indian Health Service
Jul 8, 2024 - A study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology showed that 46.3% of U.S. counties, many of which are rural, lack a cardiologist. Features a county-level map with shadings showing counties with at least one cardiologist.
Source: NBC News
Jul 8, 2024 - A new report indicates that Alabama's crisis response needs improvements to expand its coverage and effectiveness. Kim Boswell, commissioner of the Alabama Department of Mental Health, said the Opioid Commission has appropriated $3 million to help with call center capacity.
Source: Public News Service
Jul 6, 2024 - Discusses a study addressing rural mental health workforce shortages, by analyzing factors that influence where healthcare professionals practice. Uses survey data collected by the Minnesota Department of Health from February 2022-2023, and includes responses from mental health clinicians who prescribe medications, licensed mental health professionals, licensed psychologists, and licensed alcohol and drug counselors.
Source: Echo Press
Jul 5, 2024 - Texas's non-congregate summer food program allows students to take free meals to go, instead of eating on site. The initiative is similar to feeding solutions developed by school districts during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: San Antonio Report