Sep 19, 2022 - Profile of a rural doctor in West Virginia during the COVID-19 pandemic who experienced a stress-related heart condition that forced her to change her engagement with patients and her community. Describes the dynamics of rural healthcare that contribute to burnout among providers, including vaccine hesitancy and distrust of science, chronic disease, food access, and other health-related disparities in rural West Virginia. (May require a subscription to view the full article.)
Source: New York Times
Sep 1, 2022 - Features a new initiative through the Indiana University School of Social Work and the Center for Rural Engagement to provide free, confidential telehealth services for stress, depression, anxiety to several rural Indiana counties, as well as resources for food, clothing, housing, and healthcare. Describes the program's partnerships with local libraries and the need for mental health services in rural areas of the state.
Source: News at IU Bloomington
Aug 19, 2022 - Describes the Improving Rural Enrollment, Access and Healthcare in Rural Veterans, or I-REACH Project, a partnership between Michigan State University and the Michigan Center for Rural Health that seeks to improve healthcare access and coordination of care for rural veterans in the state. Notes a new training program to support rural healthcare access for veterans, as well as stress management and benefit navigation assistance.
Source: Michigan State University
Jul 29, 2022 - Features the work of Veteran Valor Farm, a nonprofit organization in rural Minnesota that serves veterans through housing, job assistance, and animal-assisted therapy in a farm setting. Describes the development of the farm by Minnesota veterans, support from local community members, and the need for services among area veterans.
Source: Brainerd Dispatch