Nov 27, 2023 - Discusses the work of the Reaching Rural Initiative, a program offering collaboration to address the rural opioid crisis. Highlights a project in North Carolina developed as part of the Initiative which offers a new community paramedicine program and reentry navigators which help recently incarcerated people access treatment and therapy services.
Nov 27, 2023 - Highlights the New England Telehealth Consortium (NETC) which is celebrating its 10th anniversary. NETC works to increase and maintain broadband and telehealth infrastructure for rural healthcare providers in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Discusses previous successes of NETC and future goals.
Nov 24, 2023 - Summarizes discussions at a mental health summit in Oklahoma with focus on the impact of suicide in the area's tribal communities. Discusses partnerships between tribal nations, state government agencies, and the 988 suicide prevention hotline to reduce suicide rates.
Nov 21, 2023 - Highlights efforts to research rural-specific health and safety issues in California. Discusses community-based partnerships, working with rural minority populations, and data-gathering techniques.
Nov 16, 2023 - Announcement of two new partnerships addressing health disparities for rural people in cardiovascular and stroke care. The American Heart Association (AHA) will partner with the National Rural Health Association to share clinical educational resources. AHA will also partner with the American College of Emergency Physicians to share data for the purpose of improving the quality of care in rural emergency departments.
Nov 14, 2023 - A new collaboration across university departments at Purdue University will raise awareness of broadband access and adoption resources throughout Indiana. Discusses the impact of the collaboration on rural areas.
Nov 9, 2023 - A rural school district in Minnesota has partnered with a local physician to act as a medical advisor in the school system. Proposed benefits include improving health outcomes through increased access to healthcare as well as promoting medicine as a career path for youth. This type of program is thought to be the first in the state.
Nov 3, 2023 - A new collaboration between two West Virginia healthcare systems is bringing telehealth to rural pediatric patients seeking mental healthcare. Notes that a shortage of mental healthcare in rural areas can be a barrier to those seeking care.
Oct 27, 2023 - The National Rural Health Association has announced the 2024 class of Rural Health Fellows. The 17 chosen fellows will attend the NRHA Rural Health Policy Institute and present policy papers developed during the fellowship.
Oct 26, 2023 - A new Project ECHO program in New Mexico is covering violence prevention. Project ECHO connects rural primary care providers with specialists in medicine and other fields to expand their training.