What are you watching in 2022?

Last year, we tracked progress and challenges across several issues with consequences for rural Americans, including the the cost of and access to broadband, the child tax credit and earned income tax credit expansions, and Covid-19 vaccination rates.

What issues are you tracking or working on as we enter 2022? We want to hear what you think we should be following and sharing about with our followers in the Rural Assembly. 

Know someone making a difference for their local communities or nationally for rural people? Let us know who they are — we would love to share their story. 

Rio Grande reflections

Taneum Fotheringill shares her reflections on traveling to the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas — and how it changed her understanding of a region often misunderstood by outsiders.

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A new series from the Rural Assembly to explore health disparities in rural communities​

The Rural Assembly is kicking off a series of blog posts which will explore the challenges faced by rural citizens with chronic health conditions, the consequences of limited healthcare access, and the urgent need for comprehensive solutions to bridge this healthcare gap. By addressing the unique challenges faced by these individuals, we can work towards building a healthcare system that is inclusive, efficient, and responsive to the diverse needs of all citizens. Bridging the healthcare gap is not just a matter of policy: it is a commitment to the well-being and dignity of every individual, regardless of where they call home.

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Drawing Resilience: Autumn Cavender

Wicanhpi Iyotan Win (Autumn Cavender) is Wahpetunwan Dakota and a midwife from Pezihutazizi K’api Makoca (Upper Sioux Community). Autumn is finding new ways to see, visualize and encode designs using traditional Dakota aesthetic and design processes. Her current practice explores quillwork Dakota methodology and its applications through ancestral, digital, and generative technologies.

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