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News by Topic: Community and faith-based initiatives

Nov 22, 2023 - Planned hospitals in the Texas Panhandle will increase access to mental healthcare, including inpatient care, for rural residents. Describes current distance to care for residents and the impact on the local criminal justice system. Highlights local efforts to improve the mental health of the residents and the gaps the hospitals will fill.
Source: The Texas Tribune
Nov 21, 2023 - The Oklahoma Well Owner Network is expanding its educational programming to rural libraries. Notes the importance of water sources in residents' health and safety.
Source: OSU Extension
Oct 6, 2023 - Describes efforts across the rural South by Black churches and faith-based organizations to increase access to broadband internet and internet-capable devices for their communities. Highlights the role churches play in ensuring access to healthcare, noting recent COVID-19 vaccine and testing events and diabetes prevention programs.
Source: Religion News Service