Monday, January 17, 2022

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...

Rural Idaho Hospital Thrives While Others are Closing

Lost Rivers Medical Center in Arco, Idaho is the "Tiny Hospital That Could." The little brick hospital tucked away in the mountains was in danger of...

Rural Health Crisis Puts Mothers-to-be on Risky Road

More than 200 rural hospitals have closed their birthing units between 2004 and 2014, according to the University of Minnesota’s Rural Health Research Center. That’s...
By Serge Saint from Mexico City, México

Is Water Pollution Behind Rural Mexico’s Health Woes?

Residents of a rural community in Hidalgo state, north of Mexico City report a myriad of diseases ranging from birth defects to conjunctivitis, which...

Check Out Politico’s Special Rural Health Issue

Politico.com's policy-heavy companion site The Agenda has posted a special rural health issue: Healthcare's new rural frontier  How an Idaho hospital that serves a region with more bears...

PA Veteran Volunteer to Celebrate 100th Birthday

Woodrow Wilson was President when Veteran Volunteer Vincent Savarino was born. This month he will celebrate birthday number 100 during National Volunteer Week at...

Wisconsin Legislators Create Incentives for Rural Clinicians

Wisconsin state legislators have proposed a package of legislation to help reverse the state's decades-long population shift to cities and suburbs. The package, referred to...

Congress Unveils 2017 Rural Hospital Access Act

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed of New York is working on a bipartisan bill with Vermont Rep. Peter Welch that would preserve access to hospital...

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...

Hospitals Among Largest Employers in Rural Tennessee

According to a recent report from the Tennessee Hospital Association, 61 hospitals help keep small towns healthy through access to a variety of services and...

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