Across the rural West, an awareness of the health impacts of poor air quality – and how to minimize those impacts – is growing.Read More
Recruitment and Retention: Overcoming the Rural EMS Dilemma
Limited funding, expanding coverage areas, and a cultural shift in volunteerism across generations has motivated EMS leaders to find new recruitment methods that attract more personnel and keep them as long as possible.Read More
Southwest Telehealth Resource Center Helps Rural Providers Connect
The Southwest, with its large geographic area of deserts and mountains, faces unique challenges when it comes to telehealth. The Southwest Telehealth Resource Center assists the region’s healthcare providers through training programs, technical assistance, webinars, and blogs.Read More
Rural Health Literacy: Who’s Delivering Health Information?
From over-the-counter medication use, to decisions about personal or family disease treatments, health literacy impacts the most everyday of health decisions. But, distance and internet connectivity challenges make it difficult for rural residents to get health information. To navigate health information gaps, school nurses, newspapers, public libraries, churches, public health departments, and hub-and-spoke academic institutions are working in creative ways.Read More