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News by Topic: Community engagement and volunteerism

Mar 1, 2024 - Discusses the challenges with search and rescue in rural communities, highlighting one Alabama community. Discusses community volunteers, training, and technology to aid rescue crews.
Feb 20, 2024 - Highlights an oncology practice launching a community-based participatory research project related to breast and prostate cancer telehealth care in rural Tennessee. The project will address barriers to care and includes Community Advisory Boards (CABs) to identify challenges and best practices. Discusses disparities in telehealth access for rural residents and the importance of community engagement in the project.
Source: Victoria Advocate
Feb 14, 2024 - Offers highlights from the 2024 American Hospital Association Rural Health Care Leadership Conference. Includes discussion of workforce shortages and burnout, technology, and online community engagement.
Source: SmartBrief
Feb 9, 2024 - Highlights a partnership between the Texas A&M Medical School and a rural hospital to provide rural rotations to students in the rural medicine program. The program will focus not just on medical training but also integrating students into the local community.
Source: KLTV
Jan 30, 2024 - Profiles the Leadership in Rural Medicine Program, a rural training program for physicians in Michigan. Discusses the importance of community engagement, workforce shortages, and more recent programs also aiming to address physician shortages.
Source: The 'Gander
Jan 17, 2024 - Highlights volunteers distributing blood donations across Montana to rural hospitals.
Source: KPAX
Jan 12, 2024 - Discusses the shortage of physicians in rural Minnesota and highlights the success of a Wisconsin medical school that is serving as a model for addressing the shortage in Minnesota. Highlights the challenges with accessing healthcare in rural areas, noting that the aging population impacts both the health of the population and the sustainability of the workforce. Discusses community engagement and residency availability.
Source: MinnPost