Perspectives on the Long of COVID: From Doomscrolling to Rural Management Strategies

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In the wake of acute COVID-19 comes another public health concern: Millions of rural Americans are experiencing Long COVID. With a federal agency representative weighing in on rural research efforts, a Tennessee rural health researcher shares his Long COVID story alongside a New York rural healthcare system who shares their story about the condition’s management options.

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March 8, 2023

A Rural Therapist and School Program Address Teen Mental Health

Carey Meyer (left) and Rebecca Schoenike, adult advisors for Clintonville High School’s Sources of Strength program.

Rural teens face a higher prevalence of behavior problems, anxiety, and suicide rates than their urban peers, but there are fewer behavioral health providers in rural areas to help these teens. A trauma therapist in rural West Virginia and a school program in rural Wisconsin incorporate teenagers’ strengths and interests and connect them with trusted adults in order to improve their mental health.

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January 25, 2023

Top 10 Rural Monitor Articles of 2022

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Articles on health literacy, community paramedicine, mental health services, and more made it onto the year’s most-read list.

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December 28, 2022

20 Years of RHIhub: A Message from the Director

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For 20 years, RHIhub has played a key role in supporting rural communities across the country. RHIhub program director Kristine Sande reflects on the mission, history, and future of RHIhub.

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December 14, 2022

Increasing Knowledge of Palliative Care in South Dakota

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Palliative care, designed to treat the symptoms of a serious illness at any stage of diagnosis, is associated with better outcomes like higher patient satisfaction. Despite these benefits, many people in rural communities cannot access these services or don’t know what palliative care is. The South Dakota Palliative Care Network is working to increase knowledge of palliative care among rural healthcare professionals, nursing students, and community members.

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November 16, 2022