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Rural Health
News by Topic: Networking and collaboration

Aug 2, 2020 - Rural households face unique challenges in responding to the 2020 Census and the Census Bureau wants community organizations and leaders to promote participation in hard-to-reach rural areas. Includes a map comparing metropolitan and nonmetropolitan counties to the national response rate.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Jul 28, 2020 - The Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the formation of the COVID-19 Insights Partnership, an initiative to coordinate and share COVID-19 health data. Research and analysis conducted by the Partnership will focus on vaccine development, virology, and other topics to understand COVID-19.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jul 27, 2020 - Blog post summarizing research to understand the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on rural health equity in New Hampshire and Vermont. Highlights lessons learned from response efforts deployed in rural Northern New England, describes how rural regions face significant challenges, but the coordinated efforts of health systems and communities were able to stem the spread of the disease.
Source: Health Affairs
Jul 16, 2020 - Features a pilot program in rural Wisconsin that is embedding hyperlocal food production in everyday community spaces, such as community centers, schools, child care centers, and other local civic organizations, to combat rural hunger. This program provides farming equipment and education to help food-insecure residents produce their own healthy foods.
Source: Brookings
Jun 30, 2020 - The Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) and a network of agencies joined together to distribute cloth facemasks to water and wastewater operators across Arizona, California, and Nevada. RCAC Tribal circuit riders personally delivered more than 5,500 masks to Tribal and rural communities in California, and a few thousand more in Nevada and Arizona.
Source: Rural Community Assistance Corporation
Jun 23, 2020 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) selected the Morehouse School of Medicine as the awardee for a new $40 million initiative to fight COVID-19 in racial and ethnic minority, rural and socially vulnerable communities. The National Infrastructure for Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 within Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities (NIMIC) Initiative is a three-year project working with community-based organizations to deliver resources to fight the pandemic.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jun 23, 2020 - The Indian Health Service (IHS) is accepting application for the Dental Preventive and Clinic Support Centers Program. The two goals of the program are to provide support, guidance, training, and enhancement of IHS/Tribal/Urban (I/T/U) dental programs within their area; and to ensure that the services of the support centers and the I/T/U dental programs result in measurable improvements in the oral health status of the American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) patients. Applications are due by September 21, 2020.
Source: Federal Register