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News stories from the past 60 days.

USDA to Implement Regulatory Reforms to Increase Access to Capital in Rural Areas
Sep 5, 2018 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is hosting listening sessions to solicit feedback on a plan to increase access to capital in rural areas by streamlining regulations for four Rural Development loan guarantee programs. These programs are the Community Facilities Guaranteed Loan Program, the Water and Waste Disposal Guaranteed Loan Program, the Business and Industry Loan Guarantee Program, and the Rural Energy for America Program. These listening sessions can be attended virtually, and will take place in Colorado, Kentucky, Missouri, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
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PA Hospitals Use Telemedicine to Treat Sexual Assault Victims
Aug 30, 2018 - Highlights the Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Telehealth (SAFE-T) Center, developed by the Penn State College of Nursing and presently in use in four rural Pennsylvania hospitals. The platform allows rural nurses to connect with trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) to help treat sexual assault victims. It also provides training for rural nurses to become SANEs and to provide accurate and professional testimony in court.
Source: mHealthIntelligence
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Last Updated: 9/6/2018