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Covid-19 Vaccine Resources for Rural Communities

Looking for ways to encourage Covid-19 vaccinations in your community?

The Rural Assembly has partnered with other organizations to produce and share a collection of resources that address vaccine hesitancy, share facts, and help more rural Americans to become vaccinated for Covid-19.

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Tweets from our Neighbors

Rural Coverage of COVID-19 from the Daily Yonder

  • Traveling Nurses Help Rural Hospital Staffing Issues, But at a Cost

    Finding nurses willing to work at rural hospitals — a problem even before the pandemic — has been partially solved by the use of temporary “traveling” nurses, experts said. But that solution comes with a cost. Hiring traveling nurses through a staffing agency can cost many times what hospitals pay local nurses. And some people The post Traveling Nurses Help Rural Hospital Staffing Issues, But at a Cost appeared first on The Daily Yonder.

  • Conservationists See Rare Nature Sanctuaries. Black Farmers See a Legacy Bought from under Them.

    All photos are by Rashod Taylor The Sweet Fern Savanna Land and Water Reserve, in the heart of Pembroke Township, Illinois, offers a glimpse into what much of the area looked like before European settlers drained swamps and cleared forests to grow corn and soybeans. At least 18 threatened or endangered plant and animal species, The post Conservationists See Rare Nature Sanctuaries. Black Farmers See a Legacy Bought from under Them. appeared first on The Daily Yonder.

  • Commentary: Slogans Got Us Here, Better Policies Can Pull Us Back

    As I embarked on my morning ritual of taking a quick peek at politics on social media, I stumbled upon a post from U.S. Congressman Warren Davidson from Ohio. It said: Freedom surrendered is rarely reclaimed. #NoMandates. It’s a pithy quote the readers can interpret as they see fit while the quote remains broad enough The post Commentary: Slogans Got Us Here, Better Policies Can Pull Us Back appeared first on The Daily Yonder.