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News stories from the past 60 days.

Jun 2, 2022 - Describes Changing Talk (CHAT), a training program for nursing home staff in communication strategies and dementia care, with an invitation to participate in a NIH-funded research study of a new online version of the program, Changing Talk: Online Training (CHATO).
Source: KU School of Nursing
May 31, 2022 - Describes the challenges facing rural foster parents in Kansas, including establishing care with a doctor, accessing child care, and other barriers to providing foster care. Describes partnerships among foster care agencies, rural community groups, and churches.
Source: KCUR
May 19, 2022 - Describes a recent report of health rankings in Kansas, noting disparities in some rural and urban counties that overlaps poverty rates. Offers a county-level map of health outcomes, such as premature death and low birth weight, and poor health indicators.
Source: High Plains Public Radio
May 12, 2022 - Reports on the increase in overdose deaths due to fentanyl in Missouri and Kansas. Highlights the work of law enforcement to respond to fentanyl trafficking in rural counties that are facing higher overdose rates with fewer resources than urban counties.
Source: KSHB Kansas City

Last Updated: 6/2/2022