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News stories from the past 60 days.

Feb 1, 2024 - Discusses a rural transportation program revitalization aiming to decrease the stigma associated with public transportation. Highlights the benefits of the program including accessibility for people with disabilities, affordability, limited environmental impact, and more.
Source: Kenosha County News Flash
Jan 31, 2024 - Announces a new 2 year initiative to combat food insecurity in rural Iowa and Wisconsin. The initiative plans to increase work at existing food pantries and add food pantries to communities without them.
Source: Ottumwa Radio
Jan 16, 2024 - Discusses the high rates of farmer suicide and depression and efforts to address it in Wisconsin. Notes that finances and stigma likely contribute to this disparity. Highlights the benefits of telehealth in reaching this population.
Source: PBS NewsHour
Jan 10, 2024 - A Wisconsin fire department is offering 4 publicly accessible automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to address long response times for the rural department. Notes that 90% of cardiac arrest patients that receive an AED shock live.
Source: WSAW
Jan 7, 2024 - Highlights the work by a Veterans Administration program addressing housing issues and the associated stigma in rural Michigan and Wisconsin.
Source: VA News

Last Updated: 2/2/2024