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Rural Health
News by Topic: Networking and collaboration

Jan 18, 2020 - After a dairy farmer in rural Wisconsin committed suicide, his friends created the Farmer Angel Network to spread awareness and share resources to help other farmers who are dealing with similar mental health issues. The Network holds meetings to help farmers realize they are not alone in the challenges they face.
Source: The Washington Post
Jan 11, 2020 - Describes how telehealth can be used to connect rural patients with specialty oncology services through a partnership between Tahoe Forest Hospital and University of California Davis. Initial visits are held at the Cancer Center, but follow up visits can be completed with the patients preferred provider, decreasing travel times without sacrificing care.
Source: Targeted Oncology
Dec 18, 2019 - A University of Kentucky-led coalition is partnering with employers to address the high rates of lung cancer among rural Kentuckian men. The coalition created worksite interventions on lung cancer to inform those at risk of the resources available in their area.
Source: University of Kentucky News
Dec 10, 2019 - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announces its partnership with Walmart to provide healthcare to veterans in five rural communities. Patients will be able to meet with a VA provider in a private room via video technology, services may include primary care, nutrition, mental health, and social work.
Source: U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs