Major Nursing Program Expansion approved

Last week, the Missouri State Board of Nursing approved a major expansion for nursing programs at five universities. The expansion could help reduce the nursing shortage experienced by Missouri’s hospitals. MHA has long supported strengthening our nursing schools. More than 15 years ago, Missouri hospitals partnered with nursing schools to provide faculty for expanded capacity through MHA’s Clinical Faculty Academy.  Staff […]

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Resources for Social Work Degrees

The mental and physical health of a community is indebted to its caretakers. In Missouri’s rural communities, a lack of resources for such well-being as provided by social workers can prove a challenge and an impediment to preserving their health. The Bureau of Labor’s growth projection of over 100,000 social workers by 2026 urges us to ensure that these social workers […]

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Ensure Access to Quality Health Care

When high-quality health care is available close to home, it’s not just convenient, it’s better for patients. Rural caregivers are connected to their communities and understand their patients. Small hospitals can be agile in determining community needs and designing programs to meet those needs. One example is a program adopted at Perry County Memorial Hospital. The hospital developed a senior […]

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RURAL & TRIBAL PASSENGER TRANSPORTATION TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE THROUGH CTAA

Providing community-responsive, cost-effective public transportation in rural America has never been easy. Distances are greater in rural areas, and without access to reliable automobiles, rural residents are unable to fully participate in the economic and social activities of their communities. Rural residents are often aging in place, and emerging regional economies mean that the services and programs they need are […]

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