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News stories from the past 60 days.

Jul 2, 2024 - Discusses a program implemented by a rural FQHC in Colorado to prevent suicides among farmers and ranchers in the community. Details the evolution of "The Coffee Break Project" to include a brick and mortar drop-in location and community member training.
Source: National Association of Community Health Centers
Jun 5, 2024 - Describes efforts to secure additional funding for Colorado's Healthy School Meals for All program, which offers free breakfast and lunch to all K-12 students. Notes disproportionately high rates of food insecurity in rural areas, where residents may face transportation barriers to food access. Outlines an additional program which funds the purchasing of local foods for school meals.
Source: The Daily Yonder
May 17, 2024 - An analysis by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families showed that Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Hampshire, South Dakota, and Utah had fewer children enrolled in Medicaid at the end 2023 than before the pandemic. States with the largest drops in coverage have large rural areas, where clinician shortages, long drives to care, and poorer health outcomes are common.
Source: Stateline

Last Updated: 7/3/2024