In a story for North Carolina Health News, a study completed by the North Carolina Rural Health Research Program and the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, has uncovered three factors that are present when a rural hospital is in danger of closing.
In a story for Oregon Public Broadcasting, rural pharmacies, already overwhelmed by the current pandemic, are in danger of more closures, as insurance companies and pharmacy benefit mangers add more costs that the already struggling pharmacies must pay.
In a new story for Stateline, writer Jenni Bergal investigates the new cybersecurity money going to local governments in rural parts of the country. In some cases, leaders worry the new money won’t be used properly, as their communities don’t have the manpower or knowledge to create effective proposals to get their share of the money from the state.
In Alabama, one rural pharmacy has become a frontline fighter for its area, offering monoclonal antibody treatments and COVID-19 vaccines to the local population.
Farm Bureau: New Poll Shows Rural Americans More Likely To Get Help For Mental Health Than Ever Before
In a new poll from the American Farm Bureau Federation, mental health stigma has apparently decreased among rural farmers, with an increased percentage saying they were more willing to ask for help when they needed it.