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News stories from the past 60 days.

Nov 12, 2020 - As COVID-19 accelerates its spread across rural America, hospital administrators in rural Kentucky and Nebraska discuss how their facilities are impacted. Faced with staffing shortages, bed shortages, funding issues, and increasing volumes of COVID-positive patients, rural hospitals are struggling to keep up.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Nov 6, 2020 - Highlights research and a program at the University of Kentucky focused on providing patients at infectious disease clinics with access to mental health therapists, relapse prevention services, and medications. Discusses how this program aims to address the rising rates of opioid overdose rates in rural areas and increase access to specialized care.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Oct 9, 2020 - Addresses how the financial strain of the COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating the loss of rural hospitals in Ohio Valley and summarizes a report that estimates 16 to 28 rural hospitals in Kentucky could eventually close. Describes how rural counties suffer from greater mortality rates, as well as higher rates of poverty and unemployment, which are exacerbated by hospital closures.
Source: Ohio Valley Resource

Last Updated: 11/12/2020