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Jan 10, 2023 - Describes state-wide efforts to bring high-speed internet to everyone in Maine. The state has been awarded a $5.5 million "Internet for All" grant in federal funding to plan for the deployment and use of affordable high-speed internet service.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Jan 9, 2023 - An online survey commissioned by the Save the Children Action Network shows that rural residents believe inflation is the greatest challenge facing rural families, and 68% say children not having enough to eat is a serious problem. More than half said there are few high-quality, affordable child care opportunities and early education programs in their areas.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Jan 9, 2023 - Announces that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded the first 200 of 1,000 Medicare-funded physician residency slots to 100 teaching hospitals across 30 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. One hundred twenty-five of the residency slots are allocated for primary care, including obstetrics/gynecology, and 20 slots are allocated for psychiatry.
Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Jan 9, 2023 - Announces that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded almost $245 million in Bipartisan Safer Communities Act funding to promote youth mental health, including school-based programs. The funding will also be used to support integration of mental health training into the education of primary care clinicians.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jan 9, 2023 - Describes new research that suggests that although existing studies compare access to medications for opioid use disorder (OUD) by rurality, there is a lack of of research on patient experiences in specific regions and localities. How personal and healthcare factors vary between rural communities is still poorly understood.
Source: Filter
Jan 6, 2023 - Describes the Youth Villages' Intercept Program, providing at-home, individualized mental health services to children in rural Tennessee who have been abused or neglected. Youth Villages currently serves 458 families in the Intercept Program.
Source: News Channel 5 Nashville
Jan 6, 2023 - Announcement from the USDA Food and Nutrition Service of the annual adjustments to reimbursement rates for the Summer Food Service Program for Children. The rates are effective January 1, 2023.
Source: Federal Register
Jan 5, 2023 - Describes challenges faced by people in Franklin County, North Carolina, as they try to access transportation to healthcare services. NCCARE360, a program of the Foundation for Health Leadership and Innovation, is a statewide network that seeks to connect North Carolina residents to services, providers, and resources in their communities.
Source: ABC11 News
Jan 5, 2023 - Describes steps taken by Mee Memorial Hospital in King City, California to ensure that primary care services continued to be offered throughout the pandemic. Many laid-off staff members have since returned, OB/GYN services are once again available on a limited basis, and there are plans for expansion of the emergency and diagnostic imaging departments.
Source: Monterey County NOW
Jan 5, 2023 - Reports that 10 rural Georgia hospitals have each received a $50,000 donation from the Georgia Heart Hospital Program. The program was created to help rural hospitals by increasing their funding and their ability to provide healthcare.
Source: WALB News