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Jun

14

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The People's Garden Initiative

Posted by on June 14th, 2016 0 comments

The People’s Garden Initiative works across USDA and with partners to start and sustain school gardens, community gardens, urban farms, and small-scale agriculture projects in rural and urban areas with the mission of growing healthy food, people and communities. This work is accomplished through collaboration and volunteerism. It is named in honor of President Lincoln’s… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Inner City, Public Health, Rural

Jun

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The People’s Garden Initiative

Posted by on June 14th, 2016 0 comments

The People’s Garden Initiative works across USDA and with partners to start and sustain school gardens, community gardens, urban farms, and small-scale agriculture projects in rural and urban areas with the mission of growing healthy food, people and communities. This work is accomplished through collaboration and volunteerism. It is named in honor of President Lincoln’s… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Inner City, Public Health, Rural

Jun

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Preparing for heat and extreme heat

Posted by on June 9th, 2016 0 comments

As the temperatures rise, many health organizations are reminding people to take precautions from the heat and sun. In “Using Data to Prepare for the Next Heat Wave,” the CDC shares how public health officials in Minnesota are using data on heat-related illnesses to identify areas that need increased attention. http://1.usa.gov/1YgxDMQ The AgriSafe Network reminds readers of the… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Emergency Preparedness, Public Health, Rural

May

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Farmers Markets Directory

Posted by on May 27th, 2016 0 comments Tags: , ,

Spring is the perfect time to connect with local farmers markets. Use the USDA Farmers Market Directory to find market locations, directions, operating times, product offerings, accepted forms of payment, and more. Local markets are a great place to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, bread, meat, and dairy that is grown or produced in your… Read More »

Posted in: General, Regional Information, Rural, Websites

Apr

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USDA Community Connect Grants

Posted by on April 20th, 2016 0 comments

From USDA Rural Development, http://1.usa.gov/1qZZsfo Application Deadline: June 17, 2016 “This program helps fund broadband deployment into rural communities where it is not yet economically viable for private sector providers to deliver service… The projects funded by these grants help rural residents tap into the enormous potential of the Internet for jobs, education, healthcare, public safety… Read More »

Posted in: Rural

Apr

13

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PACE Provides Much-Needed Rural Supports and Services for Older Adults

Posted by on April 13th, 2016 0 comments

The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) has many advantages for older residents of rural communities. The principal tenet of PACE is that it is better for older adults with chronic conditions to remain in the community as long as possible. The American Society on Aging describes the program at: hhttp://bit.ly/23vzKAI PACE programs continue… Read More »

Posted in: Rural, Senior

Apr

13

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Understanding the Social Determinants of Health

Posted by on April 13th, 2016 0 comments

Understanding the Social Determinants of Health – A Self-Guided Learning Module for Rural Health Care Teams is designed with two goals in mind: To help people who work in rural health learn more about the concept of social determinants of health; and to enable rural health teams to improve outcomes in their communities by addressing… Read More »

Posted in: Low Income, Rural

Mar

30

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Introduction to Tele-behavioral Health webinar

Posted by on March 30th, 2016 0 comments

From SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions, http://1.usa.gov/1WYseXR An Introduction to Tele-behavioral Health: What’s New and Why it Makes Sense Webinar presented by Jay Ostrowki, National Board for Certified Counselors and Affiliates Date: Thursday, April 14, 2016 Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00pm (EDT) To register for the webinar, visit http://1.usa.gov/1WYseXR This webcast is designed to help you… Read More »

Posted in: Inner City, Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns, Rural

Mar

30

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Am I Rural? tool gets an update

Posted by on March 30th, 2016 0 comments

Adapted from RHIhub, http://bit.ly/1qjNZai  Use Am I Rural? to determine whether specific locations are considered rural based on various definitions the term, including definitions that are used as eligibility criteria for federal programs such as Rural Health Clinics and Federal Office of Rural Health Policy grant programs. It also states whether that address is in a Health Professional Shortage Areas or Medically… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Rural, Websites

Mar

23

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Rural Services Integration Toolkit

Posted by on March 23rd, 2016 0 comments

This new toolkit from the Rural Health Information Hub offers strategies for rural communities seeking to integrate health and human services to increase care coordination, improve health outcomes, and reduce healthcare costs. The toolkit provides information, considerations for implementation, evidence-based models, and resources: http://bit.ly/1pyZdXM

Posted in: Rural

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