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North Carolina Health News

Liora Engel-Smith

21 May 2020

Robbinsville, North Carolina, United States

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With the help of a program that enables churches to assess the needs of their community and create solutions, one reverend in North Carolina was able to provide a lifeline: internet access. Rural communities like his ...

WHYY

Min Xian

3 March 2020

Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, United States

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The Rural Broadband Cooperative took matters into its own hands after local and state politicians failed to provide high-speed internet for their rural Pennsylvania county. Telecommunications companies did not conside...

The Fresno Bee

Manuela Tobias

19 February 2020

Fresno, California, United States

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A school attendance campaign in a rural California district relies on buy-in from a variety of community partners. For instance, administrators supported the construction of a new health clinic next to the school, con...

Pioneers Post

Adeel Ahmed

13 February 2020

Sindh, Pakistan

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Pakistan's poorest citizens, who previously panhandled for their basic needs, were launched onto an entrepreneurial path by the Heritage Foundation Pakistan. Eight impoverished communities have been trained in the cra...

The Hechinger Report

Emily Kaplan

3 February 2020

Manchester, Kentucky, United States

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A number of barriers prevent young children in Appalachia from enrolling in formal preschool classes. In response, a fleet of buses is traveling to remote communities to teach students academic and social skills.

Bitterroot

Jake Bullinger

31 January 2020

Park City, Utah, United States

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With rural areas and mountain towns increasingly facing traffic issues during peak outdoor season or other temporary population growth periods, some have modeled responses after urban transit plans. Park City, the hos...

The Hechinger Report

Alfonso Serrano

18 January 2020

Lost Hills, California, United States

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Owners of the Wonderful Company food conglomerate honed their philanthropic efforts on the community they saw had the most need—their own workers' families—by establishing charter schools to improve the quality of lif...

Civil Eats

Stephanie Parker

7 January 2020

Wimbledon, North Dakota, United States

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Small, rural grocery stores around the country keep their doors open by using creative, cross-sector financing, recruiting local volunteers, and thinking outside the box as many residents move closer to urban areas. O...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

11 December 2019

Tenosique, Tabasco, Mexico

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3D-printed homes offer a solution to affordable housing in remote and underserved areas. New Story, nonprofit in San Francisco that specializes in 3D printed homes, recently expanded its work to Tabasco, Mexico. After...

CapRadio

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Beth Ruyak

14 November 2019

California, United States

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Rural counties in California face a shortage of psychiatrists and therapists. Some counties are responding to this issue by investing in mental health workers. In Amador County, the Amador College Connect program allo...

Albuquerque Journal

Sam Ribakoff

11 November 2019

New Mexico, United States

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Persistent teacher vacancies have led to an industry for international contract teachers. New Mexico is one of several states that is increasingly recruiting qualified teachers from the Philippines and other places ar...

Bitterroot

Jake Bullinger

8 November 2019

Salida, Colorado, United States

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As the Mountain West transitions away from mining and other industrial economic drivers, rural cities find their way into successful economies by relying on local entrepreneurial spirit and the surrounding landscape. ...

The Hechinger Report

Sonya Christian

29 October 2019

California, United States

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Some of California's rural counties with large Latinx populations are turning to early college models to improve high school graduation and college enrollment rates. Dual enrollment programs aim to help students earn ...

Grist

Scott Shigeoka

29 October 2019

Morris, Minnesota, United States

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Voices for Rural Resilience is an organization that spurs collaboration amongst rural farmers on addressing issues of climate change. Anna Claussen, the founder, says that there are misconceptions of rural America and...

The Hechinger Report

Meredith Kolodner

21 October 2019

Hyden, Kentucky, United States

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In a former mining county in Kentucky, a high school principal is leveraging partnerships and raising expectations to both encourage students to complete high school and pursue college classes and to stay to work in t...

The Guardian

Anne Pinto-Rodrigues

9 October 2019

Purushwadi, Maharashtra, India

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A social enterprise based out of Mumbai, India helps connect urban dwellers with rural communities by creating tourism job opportunities for rural individuals, inviting people who live in the city to stay with and lea...

Burlington Free Press

April McCullum

2 October 2019

Willow Springs, Missouri, United States

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A scholarship program in Missouri encourages students to stay and teach in their hometowns or nearby areas. In return for funding for tuition, young teachers prepare to work in the rural schools that have faced challe...

Side Effects Public Media

Sebastián Martínez Valdivia

30 September 2019

Sedalia, Missouri, United States

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Rural areas are often underserved when it comes to medical access, but a town in Missouri is working on changing this by immersing medical students in rural life. Offering students a glimpse of small town life while w...

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Wyatt Massey

16 September 2019

Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

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The St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic is a mobile health clinic bringing care to uninsured, rural residents in Tennessee. The initiative has reached nearly 250 people since it started, providing care to six different towns onc...

USA Today

Sadie Housberg

27 August 2019

Tinmouth, Vermont, United States

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In stark contrast to schools in the rest of the state, Tinmouth's elementary school population has increased by 30 percent in the past four years, helping to bring in and retain dedicated teachers. Tinmouth, which foc...

USA Today

April McCullum

22 August 2019

Wolford, North Dakota, United States

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In response to a shortage of teachers, North Dakota's public schools are experimenting with online learning alternatives. "Rural areas have a chance that they’ve never had before," the executive director of the North ...

Burlington Free Press

April McCullum

21 August 2019

Hanston, Kansas, United States

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When the city of Hanston, Kansas had to shut down the local middle/high school, residents refused to let the school sit vacant; instead, the building now houses a town-owned business incubator called Elk Plaza. Uses o...

WPSU

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Min Xian

20 August 2019

Pennsylvania, United States

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Across Pennsylvania, researchers, medical professionals, communities, and local governments are taking steps to address the opioid crisis. The epidemic that has swept across the country is being addressed at every lev...

Yes! Magazine

Sarah Trent

Khaliun Bayartsogt

15 August 2019

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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Members of Post-Soviet Mongolian tribes return to a co-op way of life in order to survive - but this time, the co-ops are community run, rather than state-run. Because climate change has degraded the quality of soil a...

Reuters

Johnny Magdaleno

8 August 2019

San Martin, California, United States

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In Santa Clara County, California, the Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation program is funding an effort to prevent development and bolster agriculture on local farmland. The County, home to Silicon Valley, pur...

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