News stories from the past 60 days.
Sep 3, 2019 - Interview with Andy Gienapp, Wyoming's State EMS Manager, discussing the high cost of operating ambulance services in rural areas and the need for research on how to best overhaul the way emergency services operate in rural communities.
Source: The Takeaway, New York Public Radio
Aug 21, 2019 - Over 270 students from Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho start at the University of Washington School of Medicine this fall, thanks to the WWAMI partnership, which allows students from partner states to attend the school and includes 18 months in their home state and 4 rural rotations. The program has a return on reinvestment rate of more than 50%, helping partner states recruit physicians to their state and address rural physician shortages.
Source: U.S. News and World Report
Aug 13, 2019 - The Rural/Underserved Opportunities Program (RUOP) in Wyoming offers medical students an experience in a rural or underserved community to help prepare them for practicing in shortage areas of the state. Eleven students worked with physicians in Wyoming this summer and share what they gained from the experience.
Source: UW News
Micropolitan Statistical Areas: A Lens on Small-Town America - Wyoming Has Largest Share of Any State Living in Micro Areas
Jul 29, 2019 - Explains Micropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) and reviews recent Census data related to them. Includes maps with MSA data and discusses population growth, race/ethnicity and age trends, and industry concentrations for MSAs.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Last Updated: 9/4/2019