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News stories from the past 60 days.

Mar 1, 2024 - Highlights efforts to increase colon cancer screening rates in Texas through a network of universities, healthcare facilities, and insurers. Discusses rising rates of cancer and disparities for specific races and ethnicities. Notes rural-specific needs.
Source: KERA News
Feb 20, 2024 - Highlights a rural Texas library participating in a program offering a certified peer specialist to address mental health and wellness in their community. Describes the peer support model the program is built on, how COVID-19 highlighted community needs, advice to other libraries, and resources for informing mental wellness programming.
Source: WebJunction
Feb 9, 2024 - Highlights a partnership between the Texas A&M Medical School and a rural hospital to provide rural rotations to students in the rural medicine program. The program will focus not just on medical training but also integrating students into the local community.
Source: KLTV
Feb 5, 2024 - Profiles a homeless teen in rural Texas and discusses lack of access to homeless shelters and other support services rural homeless youth may need. Notes that data gathering challenges means rural homeless teens are likely undercounted. Describes the impact of her homelessness on her physical and mental health.
Source: The Texas Tribune
Feb 1, 2024 - Highlights a new 2 year program aiming to increase healthcare accessibility in rural Texas through focus on workforce and rural healthcare facility operations.
Source: KXXV

Last Updated: 3/1/2024