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Wisconsin News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Sep 21, 2022 - Describes challenges accessing mental healthcare for rural veterans in Wisconsin, including drive time, access to transportation, and access to broadband internet, noting that roughly 30% of rural veterans do not have internet access. Highlights efforts by the Wisconsin VA to expand services, particularly mental health services.
Source: NBC 26 Green Bay
Sep 6, 2022 - Describes the challenges for parts of Wisconsin to maintain access to groceries, noting that many rural and urban areas are food deserts. Discusses the challenges for independent stores and grocery chains to operate in low-income or rural areas.
Source: PBS Wisconsin
Aug 23, 2022 - Describes a healthcare education initiative, Rural Roads to Health Careers, and the development of a rural health video game that will be available to Wisconsin schools. Discusses the game's content focus on rural healthcare delivery and its aims to generate interest in rural health careers in the state.
Source: Channel 3000
Aug 12, 2022 - Describes workforce shortages in Wisconsin community health centers, with dentist shortages impacting rural areas across the state. Discusses challenges related to training and recruiting a large enough dental workforce to meet the state's needs.
Source: Wisconsin Public Radio

Last Updated: 9/21/2022