In another update from The Daily Yonder, the vaccination rate for rural America has declined again, for the second week in a row. As of Oct. 7, 42.6% of the rural population is vaccinated against COVID-19, with...
According to The Rural Blog, almost 42,000 water sources in the United States are potentially polluted with per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAs), chemicals found in everyday items. From the story: "Nearly 42,000 locations in...
In a new story from The Seattle Times, reporter Hannah Furfaro investigates the lack of access to mental health in Washington state's more rural areas, and what locals are doing to bridge the gap for themselves and...
In a special interview from The Daily Yonder, Corianne Scally of the Urban Institute explained her research designating rural areas not on what they don't have, but on what they do have. From the...
Between 1999 and 2019, America’s Health Rankings reported a 33% increase in overall suicides in the United States. Older Americans are only 12% of the U.S. population yet they account for 18% of the nation’s suicides. And...
In a report for The Rural Blog, information technology experts and telehealth company presidents testified in front of The Subcommittee on Communications, Media, and Broadband in the Senate last Thursday, asking senators to keep telehealth regulations as...
At the University of Alabama, the new fall semester brought a new class of students for the university's Rural Medical Scholars and Rural Community Health Scholars programs. The programs, created for students pursuing a...
Upper Peninsula high school seniors planning to go to college in the fall of 2022 to pursue a career in the health care industry are welcome to submit an essay for National Rural Health Day.
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...