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Declining Volunteers in EmeRgency SErvices Threaten Rural Community Health

In rural America, it’s increasingly difficult for ambulance services to respond to emergencies. One factor is that emergency medical services are struggling to find young volunteers to replace retiring EMTs. Another is a growing financial crisis among rural volunteer EMS agencies: A third of them are at risk because they can’t cover their operating costs.… Continue reading Declining Volunteers in EmeRgency SErvices Threaten Rural Community Health

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RHIhub Rural Maternal Health Tool

Introducing the new Rural Health Maternal Health Toolkit! This toolkit is designed to support rural communities implementing maternal health programs across the United States, by compiling  evidence-based and promising models and resources. The modules in the toolkit contain resources and information focused on developing, implementing, evaluating, and sustaining rural programs to address the factors that… Continue reading RHIhub Rural Maternal Health Tool

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Vaccinating Rural America: Q&A with Dr. Amanda Cohn

Dr. Amanda Cohn, MD serves as the Chief Medical Officer of the National Center for Immunizations and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) and Executive Secretary of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. She additionally just completed service as Chief Medical Officer on CDC’s COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force. In the attached article, Dr. Cohn discusses challenges that rural… Continue reading Vaccinating Rural America: Q&A with Dr. Amanda Cohn

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Head for the Hills Registration is now open!

GMEC is delighted to offer a special homecoming Head for the Hills in a luxurious setting. COVID has changed many things. Head for the Hills normally enjoys circulating between state parks. This year, because of pandemic restrictions, parks would require us to bring our own linens and limit capacity at gatherings. We are THIS YEAR… Continue reading Head for the Hills Registration is now open!

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Unique Approach to Vaccine distribution in rural counties

A coliseum in Dalhart, Texas and some dedicated healthcare workers are setting the pace for vaccine distribution in rural counties and surrounding areas. Braving the cold temperatures and the wind chill, this community worked together to administer over a thousand doses of the COVID-19 Vaccine by Pfizer in just over 6 hours. With the help… Continue reading Unique Approach to Vaccine distribution in rural counties