May 17, 2022 - Highlights the work of Texas A&M University's Advancing Cancer Training, Information, Outreach and Navigation (ACTION) project, which provides cancer-related training to Community Health Workers (CHW) as part of its National Community Health Worker Training Center. Discusses the impacts of CHWs on increasing cancer screening rates and referrals for rural populations, which can help reduce hospital visits.
Mar 24, 2022 - Describes a partnership between 8 libraries in Central Texas and a nonprofit foundation to provide access to non-clinical mental health workers. Discusses the shortages of mental health providers in the area and rural communities more broadly, and outlines the development of the program.
Source: The Daily Yonder