In a new feature for The Daily Yonder, researcher Thomas Gomes at Carolina Demography investigated a question that has plagued government agencies and locals for years. What exactly is "rural", and how should we define it? With...
In a Sept. report from Kaiser Family Foundation, a new research poll showed vaccine hesitancy in Americans can be overcome with a combination of reasons, leading to a higher vaccination rate in certain parts of America.
In eastern Kentucky, one insurance company is working to ensure rural hospitals have enough staff at their facilities. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has created the Anthem Rural Medicine Scholarship program, designed to fund the education...
In a feature for The Commonwealth Fund, authors Martha Hostetter and Sarah Klien explored the options, or lack thereof, for expectant mothers in rural parts of America. What they found was "maternity deserts"; large areas where mothers...
In a recent article by the University of Michigan, first expanded upon by research from the U-M Institute for Social Research Survey Research Center, it was found that both urban and suburban neighborhoods may bolster and preserve...
In a new story from STAT News, one rural hospital in Alabama became a safe haven for many COVID-19 patients in the state, through telehealth technology and a team of specialists. With the help...
In the latest Rural Data Brief for the Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI), researchers from the College of Public Health at the University of Iowa have discovered that rural deaths from COVID-19 have increased, to twice the...
In a new report by Stateline, a part of Pew Charitable Trusts, many states with sizeable rural populations have now found themselves up against a "wall" of resistance in increasing the rate of vaccination against COVID-19.
This week, Oct. 3-9, is the 81st occurrence of National Newspaper Week, sponsored by Newspaper Association Managers. Meant to acknowledge the value of newspaper media in local communities, the 2021 theme is "Community Forum," and encourages thoughts...
In a new update from The Daily Yonder, the last full week of September (Sept. 19-25) saw a 14% decrease in new COVID-19 infections in rural counties. However, deaths from the virus have increased by 10%, with...
A new report from The Daily Yonder features St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead, Kentucky, a hospital struggling under the current surge of the COVID-19 pandemic in America. The rural facility had to construct a field...
In Otero County, Colorado, county commissioners have asked for an amendment to the state's vaccine mandate, predicting a massive staff shortage at local health care facilities once the mandate goes into effect Oct. 1, 2021.
With a $1.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the University of Texas at El Paso and Sul Ross State University are two partners in a new program designed to train students...
In a new story from The Daily Yonder, the current COVID-19 wave, plus staffing shortages, have made all the hospitals in Idaho implement crisis care standards, a new expansion where previously only the northern part of the...