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News stories from the past 60 days.

This Social Worker Goes Where Her Clients Are - Even out Behind a Gas Station.
Sep 10, 2018 - Discusses the impact that providing mental healthcare through house calls can have in rural areas and among people with severe mental illnesses, focusing on rural Idaho in particular. There has been a push in the state to make this option more widespread and accessible. Even so, existing providers using this model say they struggle to make ends meet because of the expense, despite how helpful their clients find it.
Source: Idaho Statesman
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A Conversation with Kelly McGrath
Aug 7, 2018 - Radio interview with Kelly McGrath, MD, MS, Chief Medical Officer of Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics in rural Idaho and the Idaho Medical Director for Qualis Health, a Medicare Quality Improvement Organization. Discussion includes Patient Centered Medical Homes and neighborhoods, organizational culture, residency training, and a number of innovative approaches that have been tried at Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics.
Source: Rural Health Leadership Radio
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USDA Invests $97 Million in Rural Broadband Infrastructure to Improve Service for 22,000 Subscribers in 11 States
Aug 1, 2018 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it is investing in projects to provide or improve rural broadband service through the Telecommunications Infrastructure Loan Program and the Community Connect Grant Program. They are providing $97 million for 12 projects in 11 states.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
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Last Updated: 9/13/2018