News stories from the past 60 days.
Nov 13, 2019 - An interview with two professors at University of Virginia's Curry School of Education discussing their initiatives to support mental and behavioral health in rural schools. Describes the challenges rural schools have faced over the years and why it is important rural areas are represented in mental health research.
Source: UVA Today
Sep 21, 2019 - Discusses the shortage of nurses, specifically at hospitals in rural areas. With an aging population and more nurses retiring, Tennessee and Virginia health systems are exploring ways to increase recruitment and retention of their nursing staff.
Source: The Roanoke Times
Sep 20, 2019 - Features a hospital in rural Virginia whose doors closed nearly two years ago, and as the only hospital in the county, local officials work to find other ways to fill the healthcare gap. Methods discussed include the opening of an urgent care center at a family practice, expanding telemedicine, and adding medical personnel to fire and rescue stations.
Source: Star Tribune
Last Updated: 11/14/2019