The Rural Monitor
Challenges for Human Services
A column focused on rural human services issues.
August 19, 2015
Rural Impact, a new public-private collaboration led by the White House Rural Council, will use a multi-generational approach for investing in rural low-income families and communities, with the goal of improving the lives of rural children, including those at risk of child abuse and neglect.
June 24, 2015
Education, health, employment, and human services have important roles in supporting the well-being of rural children and families.
February 26, 2015
A new and easy-to-navigate RHIhub topic guide helps connect users to rural human services resources.
November 18, 2014
Highlights three successful efforts in rural America to find adoptive homes for foster children.
August 20, 2014
PACE, the Program of All-inclusive Care that helps elderly people remain independent, is especially needed in rural areas.
May 15, 2014
A Texas program is helping rural HIV-positive women face the challenges of their disease through a team approach.
February 12, 2014
Pathways Vermont is helping those who were previously chronically homeless achieve health and well-being.
November 18, 2013
Rural America needs foster and adoptive homes in each community, with families trained, licensed and ready to care for the town's own children if the need ever arises.
August 13, 2013
Although technology offers many benefits for rural areas and rural human services, sometimes local knowledge trumps centralization.
May 15, 2013
Counties without at least one full-time human services employee are "human services deserts," without a professional who can listen to and coordinate care for people in need.