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The Taos News
18 July 2016
Santa Rosa, New Mexico, United States
Rural hospitals in New Mexico are isolated and scattered across the state, struggling to support low-income communities who have a difficult time getting access to their health care. In 2014, six hospitals banded toge...
U.S. News & World Report
Joseph P. Williams
22 August 2018
Alabama, United States
To combat the shortage of rural doctors, Alabama universities are offering rural medicine programs or helping fund the studies of students who commit to rural practice after graduation. Admissions staff also keep in m...
10 January 2018
Choteau, Montana, United States
Officials in rural Montana towns are trying to find what the correct “formula” is for spurring population growth. The town of Choteau is working with the Montana Economic Developers Association to conduct research ass...
5 September 2019
Seattle, Washington, United States
Over 3000 Words
Depending on location and socio-economics, treating childhood cancer looks different for many families. In Washington, organizations are cognizant of this gap and are aiming to eliminate barriers for these families by...
8 September 2020
Pender County, North Carolina, United States
In North Carolina, it can be difficult to attract health care workers to rural areas, but a few counties have seen signs of success from various efforts. Tactics such as using financial incentives, creating a pipeline...
18 September 2020
Despite the pandemic-induced economic slowdown, three small cities have managed to thrive due to successful economic development plans that have led to “rural rejuvenation” in an effort to attract young families to li...
16 October 2017
Pagosa Springs, Colorado, United States
Rural counties across the West are grappling with how to entice more young people to remain local, but a few counties demonstrate what it takes to succeed. By focusing on niche tourism industries, education, and housi...
26 August 2018
Kane, Pennsylvania, United States
One in five Americans lives in a "higher education desert," at least twenty-five miles from the nearest college. To fill the gap, rural counties have created higher education centers or pop-up satellite campuses - one...
2 October 2018
Oklahoma, United States
Over the course of her tenure, a third generation Oklahoma teacher transformed the way students at her school engage with STEM education, opening the door for rural white and American Indian students to join the natio...
1 February 2021
A housing initiative in Wales is combining affordable housing with ecological sustainability. The One Planet Development policy (OPD) gives residents an exemption to stringent countryside planning laws if they commit ...
10 February 2016
Nggaha Oriangu, Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia
The Indonesian island Sumba is working to provide 100% renewable electricity to all 650,000 residents by 2025.
22 November 2017
Leupp, Arizona, United States
Broadcast TV Programs
Entrepreneurs in the Navajo Nation face unique challenges finding talent and funding. One business struggling is the North Leupp Family Farm, which grows healthy food and employees local people. The Native American Bu...
4 February 2018
Sisters, Oregon, United States
The small town of Sisters, Oregon seemed doomed to being a bedroom community, a place where people lived but worked elsewhere, until the town tried something new. Developers found a creative way to work with the town ...
5 April 2018
Taos, New Mexico, United States
In rural New Mexico, a co-op that has traditionally provided electricity is also providing a new service - internet access. The "digital divide" has been identified as a key hurdle in overcoming poverty; the co-op als...
Seeley Swan Pathfinder
12 January 2018
Challis, Idaho, United States
Challis, Idaho is a small town, where mining and ranching are the main economies - but with employment and revenue down, the town is turning to recreation to bolster the economy. A collaboration between the Great Basi...
30 June 2016
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
The Access to Critical Cerebral Support Services (ACCESS) program in New Mexico allows Albuquerque specialists to video call into rural hospitals to give advice and direction in the case of stroke victims. The program...
1 November 2018
Talea de Castro, Oaxaca, Mexico
Indigenous communities in rural Mexico have typically faced challenges accessing internet and cell phone service. This is changing thanks to TIC, a nonprofit cell service provider. Lower costs, local community managem...
High Country News
15 November 2016
Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
Over 15 Minutes
A number of problems continue to challenge rural agriculture in the western United States. These include connecting people who grow the food with the people that need to eat the food, food waste worsening greenhouse g...
The Story Exchange
25 May 2017
Mityana, Mityana District, Uganda
Though the overall poverty rate has been dropping in recent years, rural communities in Uganda still lack many basic resources, including access to healthy food, toiletries, and economic opportunity. The Network of Wo...
20 June 2012
Microhydro power plants are finding their place amongst some of the smallest villages in Nepal, bringing both electricity and industry opportunities to the regions. Although they aren't capable of generating near the ...
4 March 2019
Wyoming, United States
In rural parts of Wyoming, many people have trouble accessing mental health care resources, but telemedicine is changing that. Employing graduate students as counselors, people can access a telehealth clinic in order ...
1 November 2012
In rural communities throughout India, having access to clean water does not always come easy. Sarvajal, originally a non-profit experiment, believes that water insecurity is a solvable issue, however. By helping thos...
22 June 2019
Danville, Virginia, United States
A network of member organizations in and around Danville, Virginia tackles the region's health and nutrition pitfalls by relying on the strength of their tight-knit rural towns to donate and distribute health resource...
4 October 2016
Kakhin Bimile, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh
Infrastructure Development Company Limited (Idcol), a government-backed Bangladeshi energy and infrastructure group, is helping bring solar power to homes in rural Bangladesh that once relied on dangerous kerosene or ...
17 July 2019
Alabama, United States
Close collaboration between stakeholders in a community allows rural health centers to remain in operation. With the failure of many rural hospitals across the United States, medical providers, nonprofit organizations...
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