cultural competency, rural health issues, Southwest Virginia

Inman Community Project (video)

The Inman Village Community Health Project improves health workers’ awareness of community nutrition and health care access problems. Medical residents and other students in medical fields (therapists, nurses, and social workers especially) prepare and serve meals at Inman Village in Wise County each month and offer a program (workshop and lecture formats) on health and… Continue reading Inman Community Project (video)

Local Voices

Now That the Pandemic Is “Over”…

How did the pandemic create behavior change and what changes are likely to persist?  At the individual level, are we eating outdoors more?  Shaking hands less?  Shopping online more?  Paying with cash less?  Telecommuting more?  Using mass transit less?  At a systemic level, how has the pandemic created behavior change in the delivery of health… Continue reading Now That the Pandemic Is “Over”…

cultural competency, Southwest Virginia

Listening to marginalized communities

reposted article from VTx - Steven Mackay Graduate researchers in psychology seek to understand trauma, isolation, and resilience among Black Americans in Southwest Virginia. The grueling and combined impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor by police greatly strained Black Americans across the country in 2020, going into… Continue reading Listening to marginalized communities

cultural competency, rural residencies

Food Insecurity – Rural Health Voice Podcast

On the latest episode of the Rural Health Voice Podcast, Dr. Tori Makal from University of Virginia’s College at Wise and Dr. Wendy Welch from the SWVA Graduate Medical Education Consortium discuss food insecurity and the Inman Village Foodways Partnership Project -  a project to improve health workers’ awareness of community nutrition and health care… Continue reading Food Insecurity – Rural Health Voice Podcast

clinical care, medical education

How the repeal of Roe v. Wade will affect training in abortion and reproductive health

Stacy Weiner - Senior Staff Writer, AAMCJune 24, 2022 The U.S. Supreme Court decision will make it harder for future OB-GYNs and other providers to learn to perform abortions. But it will affect other forms of medical training, too, including miscarriage management, counseling patients, and emergency care. “The widespread criminalization of an aspect of health… Continue reading How the repeal of Roe v. Wade will affect training in abortion and reproductive health

Local Voices, Southwest Virginia

Recreation Spotlight: ‘Big Stone Gap obtains initial funding for campsites, development at Big Cherry reservoir’

article reposted from News5 WCYB — There is a regional plan to connect some of the most beautiful places in southwest Virginia together to allow visitors the chance to visit mountains, lakes, and hiking trails a bit easier. The southwest Virginia leaders working to connect the popular tourism sites in the region are now seeing… Continue reading Recreation Spotlight: ‘Big Stone Gap obtains initial funding for campsites, development at Big Cherry reservoir’

Covid Conspiracies, cultural competency

‘Masks, Misinformation, and Making Do: Appalachian Health-Care Workers and the COVID-19 Pandemic’ book selected to be part of the KU Focus Collection 2023: Global Health

Southwest Virginia GMEC Director Wendy Welch is the book editor The Knowledge Unlatched Focus Collection 2023: Global Health is a special collection containing 20 front list books from several publishers around one single topical, cutting-edge theme chosen by librarians. Knowledge Unlatched (KU) is an Open Access organization that facilitates the publishing of Open Access books and journals and makes… Continue reading ‘Masks, Misinformation, and Making Do: Appalachian Health-Care Workers and the COVID-19 Pandemic’ book selected to be part of the KU Focus Collection 2023: Global Health