Nov 14, 2023 - Highlights the community justice worker (CJW) model in Alaska for access to legal care. The model, based on the community health aide model, is being studied for potential implementation in rural Minnesota. Discusses the attorney shortage in rural areas and the health impact this has on rural residents, particularly through access to safe and healthy housing and domestic violence situations. Notes that Indigenous populations in particular stand to benefit from the model.
Nov 9, 2023 - A rural school district in Minnesota has partnered with a local physician to act as a medical advisor in the school system. Proposed benefits include improving health outcomes through increased access to healthcare as well as promoting medicine as a career path for youth. This type of program is thought to be the first in the state.
Oct 17, 2023 - Describes the shortage of dental care in rural Minnesota. Discusses workforce recruitment and the aging workforce.