News stories from the past 60 days.
Jul 13, 2020 - Texas A&M University Health Science Center and OnMed deployed a telehealth station in rural Milam County, Texas. The station addresses the lack of access to healthcare in the rural area by providing patients with a live virtual consultation with a clinician who can diagnose, prescribe, and dispense medication on the spot.
Source: Texas A&M
May 27, 2020 - Discusses the challenges rural food banks in Texas are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic, including increasing demand, declining donations, and fewer volunteers. Describes how rural food banks are paying more for food due to supply chain issues, have had to hire more paid staff, and switch business models to ensure food is getting to those in need.
Source: Texas Monthly
May 27, 2020 - A retired engineer restores old computers and gives them to rural families in La Grange, Texas so they can participate in online learning. As more machines were donated, more locals volunteered to help refurbish the computers. Includes contact information for communities interested in setting up similar give-away programs.
Source: The Daily Yonder
May 19, 2020 - Rural domestic violence shelters in Texas have seen a decrease in clients and callers due to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders and shelters worry because they know it isn't a reflection of what is actually happening. Discusses how an inability to be discreet and limited personal contact with others makes it more difficult for victims to seek help, especially in rural areas.
Source: Texas Observer
Last Updated: 7/14/2020