Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Washington: Mental Health Care in Rural Areas of State Lacking, Residents...

In a new story from The Seattle Times, reporter Hannah Furfaro investigates the lack of access to mental health in Washington state's...

USDA: New Report Shows Poorer Rural Areas Have Higher COVID Infection...

In a new report from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's Economic Research Service (USDA-ERS), rural counties that are continuously poor have the...

Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program may be on the Chopping Block

A federal program offering loan forgiveness for college graduates working in public or nonprofit sectors may be on the chopping block in the soon-to-be-released Trump...

Texas House Addresses Insurance Gap for Mental Health Issues

The Texas House has given preliminary approval to a bill that would require health insurance providers to offer the same coverage and benefits for...

Daily Yonder: Thanksgiving Affects Rural COVID Rates, Infections Drop 20%

In the latest COVID-19 update from The Daily Yonder, the rural COVID-19 infection rate decreased by 20% last week, possibly due to...

Rural California Schools Close as COVID Variant Advances

School districts in rural California are struggling to stay open for in-person learning, as the Delta variant of COVID-19 spreads through their...

Maine Turns to Immigrants to Address E.M.T Shortage

The shortage of E.M.T.s needed to serve Maine’s rapidly aging population has created a bit of a crisis in the state, but an unusual...

Daily Yonder: COVID Infections Decline in Rural America for Third Week...

According to The Daily Yonder's latest COVID-19 update, rural COVID-19 infections have declined 12%, marking the third week of decreasing infection rates.

Daily Yonder: Rural Vaccination Rate Down 10% From Week Before

In the newest COVID-19 vaccination update from The Daily Yonder, new rural vaccination have decreased for another week, dropping 10% from two...

Alabama Closes Office of Rural Development

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has signed an executive order to abolish the state's Office of Rural Development. The office's director, former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ron...

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