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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USDA Rural Development to Host 2018 Farm Bill Listening Session

USDA Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley today announced that on Thursday, March 14, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. EDT, USDA Rural Development will conduct a listening session webinar to listen to questions and comments from the partners, stakeholders and customers who will be affected by the implementation of the 2018 Farm Bill. Topics will include new tools […]

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