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News stories from the past 60 days.

Nov 22, 2023 - Discusses rural food insecurity for elderly Arkansas residents. The Good Food Rx initiative offers qualifying seniors free food, food delivery, cooking classes, and more. Highlights both transportation barriers and isolation for elderly residents.
Source: Rural Health Voices
Nov 15, 2023 - A new research center studying opioid effects in infant and children is being built in Arkansas. Part of the mission is to research and train rural Arkansas hospitals on new methods for treating addiction in newborns with the goal of expanding treatment access nationwide.
Source: Axios
Nov 7, 2023 - Highlights the impact of physician shortages on primary care access in Arkansas. Notes that the shortage is both a lack of physicians as well as a distribution problem, negatively impacting rural areas. Discusses rural residencies as a possible solution to the shortage.
Source: THV11

Last Updated: 11/22/2023