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News by Topic: Transportation

May 30, 2023 - New guidelines are being developed to aid the rural emergency medical service workforce with deciding between ground transport to a local hospital versus a trauma center by helicopter. Research shows that the most severely injured have better outcomes when going directly to a trauma center.
Source: KSAT 12
May 25, 2023 - Describes the impact of train blockages in rural communities with special focus on health impacts. Cost saving measures by railway corporations have led to longer trains, increasing the amount of time small communities with few roads are cut off. Discusses the implications for emergency medical services, disasters, and resident health outcomes. Subscription may be required to access article.
Source: The Washington Post
May 16, 2023 - A group of industry leaders, advocates, and state officials gathered at the University of Connecticut in Storrs to discuss barriers to care in rural areas. Discussion topics included transportation, workforce, and reimbursement rates.
Source: Journal Inquirer
Apr 25, 2023 - Outlines the goals of the Joseph Maxwell Cleland and Robert Joseph Dole Memorial Veterans Benefits and Health Care Improve Act of 2022. The Cleland-Dole Act will address rural health, telehealth, rural transportation, and more.
Source: VA News
Apr 20, 2023 - Describes the higher percentage of diabetes diagnoses in rural places including factors contributing to the disparity such as insurance status, transportation, and food deserts. Highlights additional issues found in rural Texas such as immigration status and cultural norms.
Source: PBS NewsHour
Apr 16, 2023 - Examines food insecurity in rural Connecticut, including food desserts and a lack of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) retailers. Discusses barriers to access to fresh food including transportation challenges, zoning regulations, and the burden on retailers to apply for and receive SNAP. Outlines efforts to address food insecurity by both local organizations and state legislators.
Source: CT Mirror