The Rural Monitor
Articles by State: Indiana
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Indiana state guide.
September 20, 2023
The health impacts of extreme heat events are being felt by both urban and rural populations. But experts say the factors contributing to urban and rural vulnerability may differ significantly — and some of the most promising strategies for mitigating the impacts in urban areas may not be as useful in sparsely populated rural counties.
August 9, 2023
Project Swaddle uses community paramedics to bring wrap-around care to pregnant and postpartum patients.
June 28, 2023
New HIV infections are on the decline in the U.S. — but in some rural areas, lingering stigma and misunderstanding still stand as barriers to the prevention and treatment of the virus.
May 29, 2019
The Indiana Rural Health Association (IRHA) is using federal funding to support a project that, to date, has linked 18 rural schools with 10 local provider organizations, delivering school-based telehealth to hundreds of the state's rural students. "Virtual telehealth librarians" from another federally-funded IRHA project, provided technical assistance.
November 28, 2018
Scott County, Indiana, has been in the national spotlight since experiencing the largest HIV outbreak in rural America's recent history. The town's only physician at the time, Dr. William Cooke, took action to bring healing and hope to his community of Austin and the surrounding county. In this Q&A, he shares the motivation behind his compassionate approach to care.
August 22, 2018
USDA Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett shares perspectives on healthcare needs and healthcare delivery challenges from information gained as she travels rural America.
May 18, 2016
Opioid addiction continues to devastate communities across the country. However, there are some aspects of rural living that leave small communities even more vulnerable to the ever-growing epidemic.