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News by Topic: Networking and collaboration

Nov 30, 2022 - Highlights federal actions related to tribal consultation and input to strengthen relations between the federal government and tribal nations. Covers tribal consultation standards and policies, agency guiding resources, and infrastructure and economic development opportunities. Describes a wide range of tribal initiatives related to tribal lands, climate change, broadband, public safety, and economic development.
Source: The White House
Nov 27, 2022 - Highlights the rural development work of Rural Studio, a program through Auburn University that embeds architecture students in rural communities to build projects that increase the resiliency of the rural communities it works with. Describes the program's current projects, its impacts on communities so far, and the unique qualities of Rural Studio as an academic program that invests in rural areas.
Source: The Auburn Plainsman
Nov 17, 2022 - Highlights the efforts of a Texas A&M University researcher to develop training resources on COVID-19 mitigation for dairy producers and workers and administer on-farm mobile vaccine clinics. Describes the development of the initiative and partnerships with the Texas Department of Public Health.
Source: USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Nov 15, 2022 - Announces an ad hoc panel that will examine innovations to child and adolescent healthcare, addressing systemic inequities and disparities in access to care, as well as issues related to payment models and workforce development. Offers an overview of the areas of expertise that the National Academies are seeking for the panel, with an invitation and form for nominee submissions by November 21, 2022.
Source: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Nov 11, 2022 - Describes the role of State Offices of Rural Health (SORHs) in relation to state Primary Care Offices (PCOs), highlighting New Hampshire's Office of Rural Health and Primary Care. Discusses collaboration between SORHs and other state offices and the unique challenges of supporting rural health.
Source: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
Nov 4, 2022 - Announcement of the expansion of the Rural Partners Network (RPN), an all-of-government program that partners with rural people to access resources and funding to create local jobs, build infrastructure, and support long-term economic stability. Includes information on the expanded community networks in Alaska, Nevada, North Carolina, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Puerto Rico.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Oct 18, 2022 - Discusses collaboration between the University of Virginia Health System and community health organizations in Virginia to increase access to healthcare in rural areas of the state through telehealth. Describes several telehealth initiatives, including iPads and Bluetooth patient kits for remote monitoring.
Source: The Cavalier Daily
Oct 13, 2022 - Highlights medical education program collaborations that offer adaptability and increase pathways to careers in rural areas, noting two programs aiming to increase the rural and underserved healthcare workforce. Describes an electronic health records (EHR) training program to support medical students' ability to navigate EHR.
Source: American Medical Association