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May 24, 2024 - Call for papers related to rural health disparities and public health for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's journal Preventing Chronic Disease. Manuscripts may cover topics such as social determinants of health, environment, policy, community initiatives, and more. An inquiry including an abstract is due July 19, 2024. Inquiries accepted must submit a final manuscript by January 24, 2025.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
May 24, 2024 - Discusses the needs of incarcerated people as they re-enter their North Carolina communities. Highlights initiatives to support reentry such as signing up for Medicaid, securing housing, employment, and more. New funding will establish Local Reentry Councils with a focus on rural areas. Discusses the lack of resources in rural communities as a challenge in offering support.
Source: North Carolina Health News
May 17, 2024 - Highlights a new food pantry in rural Texas due to a partnership between a regional food bank and transportation organization. Notes the increased need for rural areas.
Source: KIII
May 14, 2024 - The Biden-Harris Administration announces a new Rural Innovators Initiative to highlight stories of extraordinary rural leaders who are ensuring their communities thrive for generations to come. Nominations close on Friday, June 14 at midnight EDT. The administration also announces over $671 million in new investments to strengthen rural infrastructure, by improving access to reliable electricity and clean drinking water, and creating good-paying jobs in rural communities.
Source: The White House
May 2, 2024 - Spotlights a partnership in between EMS and a non-profit recovery center in Bennington, Vermont. Describes the creation of an email-based referral system, harm reduction strategies, and steps taken to ensure patient confidentiality.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Apr 30, 2024 - Highlights a USDA-funded initiative offering free, locally-sourced foods to residents of Unalaska Island, Alaska. Discusses barriers to food access on the island and efforts to support local producers.
Source: Unalaska Community Broadcasting
Apr 18, 2024 - Highlights a program in a rural Nebraska school addressing access to food in the community. A partnership between the school and the village offers a non-profit grocery store that is run by the students and managed by the business teacher.
Source: News Channel Nebraska
Apr 2, 2024 - Profiles a library in rural Louisiana offering telehealth services in an area with Primary, Dental, and Mental Healthcare Shortages. Discusses rural economic vitality including healthcare access.
Source: The Current