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...
In South Dakota, a new project designed to help prisoners and detainees with their mental health has made a difference in the prison population. Known as Virtual Crisis Care, the pilot project allows law...
According to The Daily Yonder's weekly report, almost 450,000 people in rural America were vaccinated against COVID-19 last week (Sept. 17-23), bringing the rural vaccination rate to 41.4%, a one point increase. The metropolitan...
In a new paper for The Journal of Rural Health, researchers found that with a current analysis of vaccination data in rural areas, a clearer picture of why the rural vaccination rate is still so low has...
In time for 2022, the American Medical Association recently released their updates for the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) set. The new set has changes that reflect the past year and a half, as there...
Al Cross, director of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues at the University of Kentucky, wrote an op-ed this past Friday regarding rural news media, ad how they can help the push to vaccinate rural...
In a new study by Rutgers University, telehealth programs designed to help people quit smoking was shown to reduce tobacco use in the rural prison population in America. From the study: "To address the...