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The above graph details the COVID-19 Impact Score, developed at the F. Marie Hall Institute of Rural and Community Health, Department of Research, Reporting, and Data Management at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. This score...
According to a new dataset from The Daily Yonder, rural unemployment level dipped 10% between July 2019 and July 2020. 18.5% of rural counties have fewer employment opportunities, in contrast to 28.1% in 2019.
With the federal government's announcement that nursing homes operating in America would need all of their staff to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus in order to receive federal funding, some leaders in the industry have voiced...
According to The Daily Yonder, COVID-19 infections in rural areas of the country are up for the 10th week in a row, with 209,259 new infections as of Sept. 4. The new infection rate...
The federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has made available $25.5 billion in new funding to cover COVID-19 expenses for health care providers. $17 billion of the funds will be allocated for...
Two rural school districts in Kentucky are working to erase the stigma of suicide with a new program aimed at mental health awareness among students. "Sources of Strength" is a program designed to address...
In eastern Colorado, rural ambulance services find themselves battling the usual issues of large service areas and scattered crews; the current pandemic has only made response times longer and more difficult. While the number...
School districts in rural California are struggling to stay open for in-person learning, as the Delta variant of COVID-19 spreads through their small communities and classrooms. According to an article by the Times-Standard, multiple...
The Rural Health Information Hub has updated their webpage covering Critical Access Hospitals (CAH), a definition given to certain rural hospitals in order to improve access to health care and reduce financial burdens. New...
In a September 2021 report for the Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service, researchers have found that hunger across the country has decreased from 2019. In rural areas, households with income below the poverty...
According to the United States Census Bureau, the United States' rural population declined by 280,390 people, or 0.6% between 2010 and 2020. However, as Tim Marema writes for The Daily Yonder, that drop is...
In an open letter published Sept. 1, 30 agribusiness and farming organizations voiced their support for vaccination efforts across rural America, and asked farmers and ranchers to consider vaccinating themselves. "As a farmer, a...
The practice of telemedicine surged at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic early last year, offering a way for doctors to still communicate with and treat their patients, especially in rural areas. But now, as a fourth...
In a new piece for Deseret News, writer Sofia Jeremias chronicles the impact of midwives in small, rural communities in the Pacific Northwest. "As obstetrics care becomes increasingly difficult to access — financially and...