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August 20, 2014

N.C. Task Force Offers Suggestions for Rural Health

The task force recommended that the state focus on economic and education factors to improve health in rural areas.

August 12, 2014

Report: Ohio's Rural-Urban Child Health Gap Expanding

The report found that children in rural Ohio face more health issues than their urban peers due to poverty and a lack of resources.

August 11, 2014

UNC School of Medicine Receives Endowment for Rural Health Program

The program aims to increase the number of graduates practicing medicine in rural North Carolina.

August 07, 2014

'Reconnecting McDowell' Moves Forward With Teacher Village

The teacher village will provide housing units and a coffee shop in an attempt to retain educators.

August 06, 2014

How Rural Districts Can Build a 'Safe Routes to School' Program

Although programs that encourage physical exercise can benefit children, those programs can be hard to implement in rural areas.

August 01, 2014

Report: Rural Students, Not Urban Ones, Are Top Users of Food Assistance

The federal program is more common in rural households where residents often lack access to healthy foods.

July 24, 2014

Missouri Law Aims to Put Med. School Grads in Rural Areas

Rural children are more likely to be overweight, but often lack access to doctors and health care.

July 24, 2014

Nebraska Agency to Track Effects of 'Whole Child' Factors on Achievement

The effort fits into a larger national picture of schools taking a closer look at how student wellness affects academic success.

July 10, 2014

Too Few Kids Served by Mississippi's Summer Food Program

A federal summer meal program only reaches a fraction of kids in Mississippi who lack access to healthy meals.

May 21, 2014

Bill Prioritizes Rural Schools for Summer Food Program

A bill proposed by House Republicans targets low-income rural children for a federal summer food pilot program.

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