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Rural Health
News by Topic: Frontier and remote areas

Oct 27, 2019 - In the wake of Montana's major state budget cuts, counseling practices in remote counties get creative in how they offer mental health services. Facilities focus on offering integrated behavioral-health services, addressing social determinants of health, and recruiting qualified staff to continue providing necessary services.
Source: Daily Inter Lake
Oct 25, 2019 - Describes a shortage of Village Public Safety Officers (VPSOs) in rural Alaskan villages, due to lack of infrastructure and poor recruitment. The state proposes changes to funding agreements to attract more applicants in remote areas and created a task force to recommend additional fixes in the program.
Source: ProPublica