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News stories from the past 60 days.

Sep 20, 2022 - Describes the Farm Family Resource Initiative, a new program to support the mental and physical health needs of farmers and farm families in Illinois, launched by the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Center for Rural Health and Social Service Development. Discusses the stressors and challenges facing farmers and the program's availability in all counties across the state.
Source: My Journal Courier
Aug 30, 2022 - Highlights an Illinois program to improve digital literacy and reduce social isolation for seniors in a rural county through classes, noting that social isolation is a social determinant of health. Describes the computer literacy program that the initiative uses and the social, physical, and mental health benefits of the initiative.
Source: WGLT
Aug 22, 2022 - Announces $25 million in planning grants awarded to 5 new states and territories through Medicaid's Money Follows the Person (MFP) demonstration program to increase access to home and community-based services (HCBS). Notes that the awarded programs will create partnerships with diverse community stakeholders, including tribal communities, local agencies, and underserved populations.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Aug 10, 2022 - Highlights the experiences of 3 early-career doctors who participated in the Rural Illinois Medical Student Assistance Program (RIMSAP), offered through a partnership between the Illinois State Medical Society and the Illinois Farm Bureau that supports rural medical school applicants willing to serve in a rural community in the state.
Source: Lincoln Courier

Last Updated: 9/20/2022