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How to Improve Access to Care in Rural Communities
Chief Executive Officer working at the South Carolina Office of Rural Health talks rural health and collaboration.
ANALYSIS: How will Microsoft's Investment Affect Rural Communities?
On July 10, Microsoft announced a $10 billion strategy to address the 34 million Americans who still lack highspeed Internet access. The good news is that they plan to use a “free” technology as the centerpiece of their strategy. The...
Arts Education in Rural Communities: What's Working
I recently came across an article that caught my attention: "Rural Education: Addressing a Tension Point in the Great American Divide," written by Dilara Sayeed, a columnist for EdSurge. I learned a lot from this article, including that one-third of all public schools across the country are in rural communities and rural areas have slightly higher poverty rates than urban areas Why does this matter? I…
Crapo: How can we facilitate greater access for rural communities to EPA's Brownfields Program?
Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health, welcomed Idahoan...
Better Together: How Collaboration and Market Access Improves Rural Communities
Collaboration and technology use will allow farmers’ to increase productivity, food security and to better understand their rights.
How Telecommuting Benefits Rural Communities
Telecommuting helps workers from all walks of life, but a specific segment of the workforce that benefits is people living in rural areas.
NTCA Announces Smart Rural Community Grant Recipients
ARLINGTON, VA. (FEBRUARY 13, 2019)—At its annual Rural Telecom Industry Meeting and EXPO (RTIME) in New Orleans, La., last week, NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association announced four Smart Rural CommunitySM Collaboration Challenge grant recipients as part of the association’s initiative to highlight and support efforts that make rural communities vibrant places in which to live and do business The Collaboration Challenge grants promote broadband-enabled solutions for communities…
Bloomer Telephone Receives Smart Rural Community Award
Bloomer Telephone Company has been honored with the Smart Rural CommunitySM Showcase award by NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association, which cited Bloomer Telephone Companies advanced communications services and collaboration with local
Why Reconnecting Our Rural Communities Matters
You may be reading this blog entry from your desk workstation, or perhaps a laptop in a coffee shop. You might even be perusing this on your smartphone. It’s a common, everyday occurrence that can easily be taken for granted. Unfortunately, in many parts of rural South Carolina – it’s not only a luxury to have broadband internet access, it’s not even possible!
Why Restricting the Right to Vote is Bad for our Land, Farms & Rural Communities
Mark Schultz • October 19 , 2012 Recently, the Land Stewardship Project joined “Our Vote, Our Future,” a coalition of over 70 organizations working to oppose the voter restriction amendment to the state constitution that is to be put before Minnesota voters Nov. 6. Why is an organization whose mission is stewardship of the land and our communities speaking out on this issue There are several…
What rural communities stand to lose from proposed housing budget cuts
The Trump Administration's proposed cuts and tax reforms could reduce housing availability and affordability in rural communities.
KDH named among Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals
King's Daughters' Health is among nine Indiana hospitals named to the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals list by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. The healthcare advisory and analytics company says its lists are based on the results of the Hospital Strength Index from iVantage Health Analytics, which provides a "comprehensive and objective assessment of rural provider performance." The Chartis Center says the hospitals that…
The investment every rural community should make
At Kakenya’s Dream, three holistic, girl-centered, and community-driven programs are creating lasting, sustainable change in rural Kenya.
Perkins V: How can states expand access to high-quality CTE in rural communities?
The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) brings a new opportunity for states to examine what access to high-quality Career Technical Education (CTE) looks like in rural areas and develop strategies to address challenges to delivering CTE in rural areas. Perkins V also continues to provide states with the flexibility to leverage the reserve fund to support CTE in rural…
Dairy and rural community vitality top of mind
The dairy and rural community-vitality subcommittee of Wisconsin Dairy Task Force 2.0 met Oct. 8, 2018, at the MacKenzie Center in Poynette, Wisconsin. There are some highlights from the meeting,
How online shopping affects rural communities
A new lawsuit highlights how e-commerce and the warehouse boom can concentrate truck traffic, and pollution, in rural areas
How healthy are the food options in your rural community?
How healthy are the food choices in your community?It's not a question I'd given much thought prior to a couple weeks ago, when I posted a story on agweek.com about a study that looked at food purchases across the country. The study determined the least healthy food purchases, on average, were made in...
What Unites and Divides Urban, Suburban and Rural Communities
Despite widening gaps in politics and demographics, Americans across community types have a lot in common in key facets of their lives.
How Rural Communities Are Embracing Immigrants and Thriving as a Result
Small and rural towns across America are increasingly faced with the opportunities and challenges that come with settling new immigrants. In nearly 3,000 rural American towns, the immigrant population grew by 130 percent since 1990. While immigrants are increasingly credited with bringing growth and stimulus to small town America, their arrival can also create tension …