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News stories from the past 60 days.

May 25, 2023 - Highlights a Project ECHO line focusing on athletic training access at schools in Oklahoma. The goal is to reduce injury and improve health outcomes, particularly in rural regions. More than half of Oklahoma counties have no athletic trainer or sports medicine professional. Meeting twice a month, anyone providing care to student-athletes is invited to participate.
Source: OSU Headlines: News and Media
May 3, 2023 - Announces the creation of the Heartland Regional Foods Business Center with a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture. This center will be 1 of 12 established nationally and will serve Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Iowa. The project will be led by Rural Prosperity Nebraska along with 33 partners from extension offices, nonprofit organizations, and tribal and indigenous groups. The Center will work to strengthen local and regional food supply chains for rural and underinvested communities through collaboration and economic development.
Source: Nebraska Today
Apr 4, 2023 - A new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service found that personal and professional relationships were crucial to recruiting and retaining healthcare professionals in rural areas. The study examined 150 small rural towns with a population between 2,500-20,000 in Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas and Wisconsin.
Source: The Daily Yonder

Last Updated: 5/26/2023