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News by Topic: Access

Feb 26, 2024 - Notice from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Service (RUS) extending the application period for the Rural eConnectivity (ReConnect) Program for fiscal year 2024. RUS will begin to accept applications on March 22, 2024. Applications are due by May 21, 2024.
Source: Federal Register
Feb 23, 2024 - Describes the launch of a collaborative program in Nevada aiming to increase access to healthcare and health insurance for tribal communities. Discusses current rates of participation for Native residents and health disparities they experience. Highlights the impact of tribal representation in policymaking.
Source: The Nevada Independent
Feb 22, 2024 - Discusses challenges with accessing mental healthcare for rural areas, focusing primarily on workforce shortages, lack of inpatient care, distance to care, and broadband.
Source: 13 WREX
Feb 22, 2024 - Highlights research being done in Pennsylvania to investigate the impact on rural communities when local pharmacies close. Notes proposed solutions and challenges that still remain.
Source: 90.5 WESA