News by Topic: Appalachia
May 4, 2021 - Describes challenges to receiving timely and appropriate stroke care for rural residents in Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta. Shares the story of a rural resident in Fentress County, Tennessee who suffered a stroke two months after the local hospital closed and she was flown over 100 miles away to a hospital that was able to provide advanced stroke care. Highlights the benefits of telestroke programs to improve stroke care in rural areas.
Source: Kaiser Health News
U.S. Department of Labor Announces Funding Opportunity to Support Workforce Training in Appalachian, Lower Mississippi Delta Communities
Apr 22, 2021 - The U.S. Department of Labor, the Appalachian Regional Commission, and the Delta Regional Authority partnered to announce the availability of over $29 million for the third round of grants from the Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities Initiative. Funding aims to promote economic prosperity and employment opportunities and address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Appalachian and the Lower Mississippi Delta regions.
Source: U.S. Department of Labor