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News stories from the past 60 days.

May 24, 2023 - The long-held standard for domestic violence shelters has been to keep residents in hiding at undisclosed addresses, but domestic violence shelter directors have said keeping their locations secret has gotten more complicated, and the practice can isolate residents. A Bozeman, Montana nonprofit recently finished construction of a campus minutes off a main road leading into town, and similar changes are percolating across the nation.
Source: KFF Health News
Apr 18, 2023 - According to a 2018 report by the Center for American Progress, about half of the American population lives somewhere with inadequate access to child care. The number goes up to 59% for residents in rural communities. A 2022 study from the Saint Louis Federal Reserve shows that 54% of Missourians live in a place where there are more than three times as many children as there are licensed child care spots.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Apr 17, 2023 - The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced $171.2 million in grants for 115 new projects in 29 Continuum of Care (CoC) communities, and adds to the first set of grant awards announced in February. This brings the total value of grants to $486 million to 62 CoC communities.
Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Apr 11, 2023 - A series of recommendations from an advisory committee to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the expansion of Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) could enable elderly residents in rural communities to age in place. Recommendations include expanding telehealth, supporting a program focused on Medicare beneficiaries, allowing PACE sites to be eligible for student loan repayment, and encouraging students trained through the Indian Health Service to rotate to PACE sites.
Source: HealthLeaders Media

Last Updated: 5/24/2023