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October 14, 2014

Rural Areas Vulnerable to School-to-Prison Pipelines

The rate of incarcerated youth in West Virginia has grown more than any other state since 2001.

September 23, 2014

Report: Rural Children Increasingly Dependent on Public Health Insurance

Nearly 50 percent of rural children rely on public health insurance programs due to increasing poverty levels and temporary jobs in rural areas.

September 12, 2014

Study: Rural New Hampshire Youth Struggle With Substance Abuse, Unemployment

The study found that youth in rural New Hampshire have poor perceptions of job opportunities in the area, and are more likely to be depressed or abuse substances than other rural youth.

September 10, 2014

Philanthropic Investments Focus on Rural Boys of Color

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is partnering with regional philanthropies to fund efforts that support African American, Latino, and Native American boys and young men living in the South and Southwest.

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.

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