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News stories from the past 60 days.

Nov 4, 2022 - Announcement of the expansion of the Rural Partners Network (RPN), an all-of-government program that partners with rural people to access resources and funding to create local jobs, build infrastructure, and support long-term economic stability. Includes information on the expanded community networks in Alaska, Nevada, North Carolina, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Puerto Rico.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Oct 18, 2022 - Describes impacts of limited broadband internet access as a barrier to telehealth for rural residents of Western North Carolina. Notes the general increase in telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic and the shift of specialty services to telehealth delivery. Discusses limitations of data on broadband and telehealth use and the role of Community Health Workers in closing the gap for some rural patients. Part 2 of a 4-part series in collaboration with Carolina Public Press, Honolulu Civil Beat, and Shasta Scout.
Source: Carolina Public Press
Oct 17, 2022 - Discusses challenges providing specialized care in rural areas and the role of telehealth in increasing access to specialized services. Highlights the particular barriers and dynamics of specialized care in rural Hawaii, California, and North Carolina, noting ongoing issues related to workforce, policy, and broadband access. Part 1 of a 4-part series in collaboration with Carolina Public Press, Honolulu Civil Beat, and Shasta Scout.
Source: The Daily Yonder

Last Updated: 11/4/2022