Program Cuts Outpatient Antibiotic Rx for Peds Respiratory Infections
TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2020 -- A distance learning program is effective for reducing outpatient prescribing for pediatric acute respiratory tract infection (ARTI) visits, according to a study published online Aug. 3 in Pediatrics. Matthew P. Kronman,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Complete your COVID-19 back-to-school checklist
Families and school districts are weighing difficult decisions on whether to return to school in person, online or a combination of both during the COVID-19 pandemic."No matter what education model is chosen -- in-person, distance learning or a hybrid of the two, we want to provide guidance to parents, children, teachers and staff on how [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 30, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Parents rush to hire tutors and create learning pods. But not everyone has options
Frantic parents with resources are rushing to hire tutors and form learning pods to bring distance learning to their homes and backyards amid coronavirus school closures. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - July 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sonali Kohli, Nina Agrawal Source Type: news

Parents, what are your questions about the coming school year?
Many schools in Southern California return to distance learning in the fall. Ask the L.A. Times your questions, and we'll do our best to get answers. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - July 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Los Angeles Times Staff Source Type: news

L.A. Latino, Black students suffered deep disparities in online learning, records show
A first-of-its-kind LAUSD analysis of distance learning shows deep disparities in online learning. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - July 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paloma Esquivel, Howard Blume Source Type: news

Will schools be safe this fall?
As schools  begin to share their plans for reopening, concern is growing over how to safely protect children, their families and teachers as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to surge.The alternative to children returning to the classroom is remote learning, an option that Los Angeles Unified School District has announced it will implement. But that, too, presents its own challenges for families.  In an interview with UCLA Health,  Dr. Nava  Yeganeh, a pediatric infectious disease specialist atUCLA Mattel Children ’s Hospital who serves on several school COVID-19 task forc...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 15, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Report: Top U.K. universities now kowtowing to commie China
(Natural News) Several British universities are now under fire for complying with Chinese internet censors in order to offer distance-learning courses to international students. According to a report by national British daily broadsheet The Telegraph, the courses are offered through software developed by JISC, a digital learning non-profit organization, in partnership with Chinese e-commerce and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UNESCO, UNHCR & EDUCATION CANNOT WAIT Call for the Inclusion of Refugees in the Post-Covid-19 Education Effort
Angelina Jolie with Syrian refugees. Credit: UNHCR / Laban MatteiBy External SourceNEW YORK, Jul 14 2020 (IPS-Partners) We must not leave young refugees by the wayside, urged UNESCO, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Education Cannot Wait as they urged more support in favour of young refugees’ education during an online debate today, moderated by UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie, on how best to provide them with improved learning during and after the pandemic. “Mobilizing for refugees is extremely urgent at a time when they are particularly vulnerable to the Covid-19...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Education Health Migration & Refugees Source Type: news

L.A. teachers union says schools should not reopen next month, citing coronavirus spike
The main teachers union for LAUSD said distance learning should continue until it is safe to resume in person. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - July 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nina Agrawal, Howard Blume, Sonali Kohli Source Type: news

Is It Safe To Adjust Your Mask? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Coronavirus Questions
BOSTON (CBS) — Dr. Mallika Marshall is answering your coronavirus-related medical questions. If you have a question for Dr. Mallika, email her or message her on Facebook or Twitter. Dr. Mallika is offering her best advice, but as always consult your personal doctor before making any decisions about your personal health. “I see so many people grab the front of their mask to adjust it. Is that a potential problem?” – Paul You should try to avoid touching your mask as much as possible so you don’t contaminate your mask with whatever may be on your hands or contaminat...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Stay Home Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Secretary DeVos Challenges Educators to Rethink Education Options for Rural High School Students Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
The U.S. Department of Education announced the Rural Tech Project, a challenge that invites high schools and local educational agencies (LEAs) to develop competency-based distance learning programs to improve instruction in rural communities. Five finalists will receive an equal share of a $500,000 pool and then have two years to refine their program before one finalist is chosen and awarded an additional $100,000 prize. Proposals are due October 8, 2020. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - June 30, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Letters to the Editor: Forcing kids back to school would be reckless. Instead, improve distance learning
Teachers and students are right to avoid going back to campus. Now, educators much make remote learning better for the fall. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - June 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19 Recessions: This Time It ’s Really Different
By Vladimir Popov and Jomo Kwame SundaramBERLIN and KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 4 2020 (IPS) The world economic contraction so far this year is largely due to measures, especially at the national or local level, to contain or prevent Covid-19 contagion, particularly those restricting business operations, thus reducing economic activity, output, incomes and spending. Vladimir Popov Lower business and worker incomes have reduced spending, for both consumption and investment, and thus overall or aggregate demand. While there has indeed been much novel ‘financial folly’ in the last decade, responsible for its dreary ‘...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Vladimir Popov and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Beyond the Crisis
Now is the time to take advantage of this opportunity to build a better world   Kristalina Georgieva is managing director of the IMFBy Kristalina GeorgievaWASHINGTON DC, Jun 2 2020 (IPS) Looking back to the start of 2020, the world has changed almost beyond recognition. To protect public health, the global economy was put into stasis. Shops closed, factories were mothballed, and people’s freedom of movement was severely curtailed. No country has escaped the health, economic, and social impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. Tragically, more than 260,000 people have died and millions have been infected. The IMF is pr...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kristalina Georgieva Tags: Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Financial Crisis Global Global Governance Green Economy Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

UNISON demands extra government funding to save universities from crisis
Higher education member Bill Acharjee (above) works at Solent University in Southampton as a research governance officer, with the task of ensuring that students and academics maintain ethical standards while they conduct their research projects. He’s thoughtful, conscientious. And while working from home during the COVID-19 crisis, he has a very sobering thought. “A world without universities would be tragic,” he says. “I just can’t comprehend it.” But there’s a very real danger some may struggle to survive, Mr Acharjee feels, if the government continues to refuse to come to the a...
Source: UNISON Health care news - May 19, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News coronavirus higher education Covid-19 Source Type: news

The Government of Kenya and UN commit to expanding education, training and employment opportunities for young people, on an unprecedented scale
By PRESS RELEASENAIROBI, Kenya, May 15 2020 (IPS-Partners) Hon. Joseph Mucheru, Cabinet Secretary for ICT, Innovation and Youth, (CS) and Kenya’s representative in the Generation Unlimited (GenU) Global Board convened today the UN Kenya Country team to identify opportunities on how to swiftly expand education, training and employment opportunities for young people, on an unprecedented scale. Credit: UNDP KenyaThe meeting was graced by Ms. Ruth Kagia, Deputy Chief of Staff in the Executive Office of the President, and Co-Chair of the National Generation Unlimited Steering Committee. Others in attendance at this meeti...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: PRESS RELEASE Tags: Education Health Source Type: news

Commentary: I'm teaching on Zoom, and I've got to admit, my students are missing out
Distance learning makes analyzing students' work difficult, an art-school prof says, and the connection between teacher and student can falter. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Pagel Source Type: news

Some US schools are pulling the plug on distance learning
Some school districts around the United States are calling an early end to the school year and pulling the plug on distance learning (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

We Cannot Let the Education Gap Widen at the Start of the Decade of Action
Yasmine Sherif is Director, Education Cannot WaitBy Yasmine SherifNEW YORK, May 13 2020 (IPS) Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, we estimated that 75 million children and youth – of whom 39 million are girls – were not able to access a quality education in countries impacted by armed conflicts, forced displacement, natural disasters and climate change-induced emergencies. The impact of COVID-19 has both globally and exponentially deepened the already existing critical education crisis. Yasmine SherifIn countries affected by humanitarian crises, restrictive movement measures (including curfews), have led to the cl...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yasmine Sherif Tags: Armed Conflicts Climate Change Development & Aid Education Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Families are dealing with children disengaging from distance learning
High school librarian Andrea Kneeland started homeschooling her daughters part time before distance learning was up and running. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Disengaging from distance learning
High school librarian Andrea Kneeland started homeschooling her daughters part time before distance learning was up and running. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Power of Education in Emergencies: Interview with Denmark ’s Minister of Development Cooperation Rasmus Prehn
By External SourceMay 6 2020 (IPS-Partners) Denmark is Education Cannot Wait’s (ECW) third largest donor, with US$79.1 million in contributions to date. In this insightful interview with Denmark’s Minister for Development Cooperation, Rasmus Prehn, we explore the importance of girls’ education and gender equality, the humanitarian-development nexus, expanded engagement with the private sector, education in emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic and more. A former high school teacher, with a master’s degree in social science, Minister Prehn has been a member of Danish Parliament since 2005, and ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Education Health Humanitarian Emergencies Source Type: news

How coronavirus puts a strain on teachers working from home
Parents are frazzled and their frustration is growing as schools stay closed and distance learning goes on. Many are feeling the strain of working from home -- while also being teachers and caregivers. Meg Oliver takes a look. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inside teachers' never-ending crisis shifts: 'You just keep going all day and all night'
Handing out food, hunting down students, organizing distance learning. This is one day in the life of an Inglewood teacher during the coronavirus crisis. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paloma Esquivel Source Type: news

Startling disparities in digital learning emerge as COVID-19 spreads: UN education agency
With most of the world’s students now at home due to COVID-19, the pandemic is revealing startling divides in digitally-based distance learning, data from the UN education and cultural agency, UNESCO, and partners has revealed. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - April 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Students are in 'desperate need' of computers amid coronavirus distance learning
Coronavirus: Gov. Newsom announced donations and other efforts to provide computers to students during closures, but it falls far short (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Howard Blume, Paloma Esquivel, Sonali Kohli Source Type: news

Virus forced schools online, but many students didn't follow
Nearly a month after schools shut down to slow the spread of the coronavirus, many are struggling with distance learning (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Adapting smartwatches to improve distance learning and health
(University of Houston) Stress sweat gives signals about your cognitive and emotional states that can be measured by a smarter watch being developed by University of Houston engineer Rose Faghih. Those signals can help create a better online learning experiences and health outcomes. For her project, Faghih has won the CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Fierce Urgency of Now
By Yasmine SherifApr 9 2020 (IPS-Partners) We are living in a crisis unprecedented since World War II: COVID-19. The pandemic brutally sweeps across the globe, where we already face a massive global learning crisis and multiple brutal humanitarian crises. How much more can those left furthest behind in forced displacement and armed conflicts take? Across 26 countries of conflicts and forced displacement, host-governments are now struggling to find solutions for the 230 million estimated children and youth out of school, not the least the girls who are the most marginalized. UN agencies and civil society are trying their b...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yasmine Sherif Tags: Education Health Source Type: news

How Peg + Cat can be a math class during coronovirus school closures
During coronavirus school closures PBS offers distance learning on TV and online for students. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Arit John Source Type: news

USDA Announces Second Application Window for Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program Funding
Bette Brand, Deputy Under Secretary for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development, announced a second application window for funding under the Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) grant program. Only electronic applications will be accepted between the April 14 and July 13, 2020 window. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - April 3, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

51 Residents at a California Nursing Home Test Positive for Coronavirus
(LOS ANGELES) — A Southern California nursing home has been hit hard by the coronavirus, with more than 50 residents infected — a troubling development amid cautious optimism that cases in the state may peak more slowly than expected. Cedar Mountain Post Acute Rehabilitation in Yucaipa has been told to assume that all of its patients have the COVID-19 virus, San Bernardino County Department of Public Health Director Trudy Raymundo said. As of Tuesday, 51 residents and six staff members had tested positive. Two patients have died, including an 82-year-old woman who had existing health problems. The nursing home ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Robert Jablon / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk overnight Source Type: news

Education Cannot Wait Interviews Henrietta H. Fore, Unicef Executive Director
Henrietta H. Fore, Executive Director, UNICEFBy External SourceApr 1 2020 (IPS-Partners) Henrietta H. Fore became UNICEF’s seventh Executive Director on 1 January 2018. She has worked to champion economic development, education, health, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in a public service, private sector and non-profit leadership career that spans more than four decades. From 2007 to 2009, Ms. Fore served as the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Director of United States Foreign Assistance. The first woman to serve in these roles, she was responsible for managing $...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Education Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 and Education in Emergencies
Credit: Education Cannot Wait By External SourceMar 31 2020 (IPS-Partners) Armed conflicts, forced displacement, climate change induced disasters and protracted crises have disrupted the education of 75 million children and youth globally. And that number is growing in an unprecedented way with the spread of COVID-19. Education has been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic with 1.53 billion learners out of school and 184 country-wide school closures, impacting 87.6% of the world’s total enrolled learners. Drop-out rates across the globe are likely to rise as a result of this massive disruption to education ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Education Health Source Type: news

15,000 L.A. high school students are AWOL online, 40,000 fail to check in daily amid coronavirus closures
With campuses closed due to the pandemic, LAUSD is struggling with distance learning. Only two-thirds of high school students are participating daily. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Howard Blume, Sonali Kohli Source Type: news

School shutdowns raise stakes of digital divide for students
The pandemic that launched a massive, unplanned experiment with distance learning has created extraordinary hurdles for schoolchildren left behind by the digital divide (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Stay-at-home order will start Friday at midnight, Walz says; restaurants closed until May 1
Gov. Tim Walz announced a stay-at-home order on Wednesday that will take effect Friday at midnight. That order, which says Minnesotans must refrain from leaving their homes, will continue until April 10 to stop the spread of the novel cornavirus that causes COVID-19. Bars, restaurants and other businesses where large numbers of people gather will remain closed until May 1. Schools will go forward with a distance-learning curriculum starting March 30 and lasting until May 4. "Together we've done… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrigan Miller Source Type: news

Marge knows best. How 'The Simpsons' inspires one L.A. mom in quarantine
A mom of three teens focuses on meals, distance learning and games of Quiplash as the coronavirus quarantine means a whole lot of family time. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Margaret Gray Source Type: news

Coronavirus closures at L.A. Unified extend to May 1; district deal with Verizon will offer free internet
L.A. Unified campuses will be closed until at least May 1 due to the coronavirus outbreak, as school employees press forward with plans to distribute computers, provide free internet for students who need it, train families and teachers in distance learning and distribute more food. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Howard Blume Source Type: news

Teachers find many obstacles as they try to keep kids learning amid coronavirus
Coronavirus shuts down California schools: 'There's this whole distance-learning thing, but how much learning is actually going on?' (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Arit John, Sonali Kohli, Paloma Esquivel, Howard Blume Source Type: news

SUNY, CUNY campuses to institute distance learning amid COVID-19 concerns
New York state's public colleges and universities are about to feel the impact of the coronavirus, with Gov. Andrew Cuomo announcing that all SUNY and CUNY schools implementing distance learning for the balance of the semester. Cuomo said Wednesday afternoon campuses will have "some flexiblity" but the action will mean that the bulk of coursework will take place online through May. The measure is to take effect March 19. Campuses will not shut down. Dormitories can stay open to allow for the housing… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul Lane Source Type: news

RUS: Special Servicing of Telecommunications Programs Loans for Financially Distressed Borrowers
The USDA's Rural Utilities Services has issued a final rule and comment request regarding general policies for servicing actions associated with financially distressed borrowers from the Telecommunications Infrastructure Loan Program, Rural Broadband Program, Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program, Broadband Initiatives Program, and Rural e-Connectivity Pilot Program. The final rule is effective February 25, 2020 and comments are due by April 27, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 25, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Cochrane launches new Interactive Learning module on Health Equity
Cochrane is pleased to announce the release of a new, eleventh module of the Cochrane Interactive Learning course onHealth equity in systematic reviews.  In it, users will learn about health equity, which is the absence of avoidable and unfair differences in health outcomes among groups, and how and when health equity can be incorporated in all steps of the systematic review process. The module also addresses how health equity should be considered in planning aspects of knowledge translation.Improving health equity is an important goal and is recognized as a priority by the WHO and many other international organizatio...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 12, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

USDA Seeks Applications to Increase Rural Access to Education, Training and Health Care
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announces it is accepting applications for grants to help increase access to education, training, and healthcare resources in rural communities. Applications for the Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants are due April 10, 2020. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - February 11, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

USDA Invests in the Expansion of Rural Education and Health Care Access
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announces its investment of $42.5 million in 37 states and 2 territories through the Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) program. The funds will benefit programs implementing telehealth in rural areas, providing access to educational opportunities and healthcare without having to travel long distances. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - November 20, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Brain activity of Spanish Popular Party voters triggered by rivals
(University of Granada) Scientists from the University of Granada (UGR), the Distance Learning University of Madrid (UDIMA) and Temple University (United States) have analyzed the brain response of supporters of Spain's Popular Party (PP) and the Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) when exposed to information about corruption or positive news from the rival party (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Analysis: New Funding and Technology Available for Opioid Treatment
Highlights the special consideration funding areas, including opioid issues, for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant. Discusses VSee Clinic, a free telehealth software package that supports many of the telehealth services available through the Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant program. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - March 22, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Senegal ’s New eLearning Platform Helps Prevent Service Disruptions as Health Workers Train
By Moussa Dia, Technical advisor for health systems performance, IntraHealth InternationalMarch 21, 2019Unlike other online platforms, it covers several areas of care and is useful for all types of health workers.en fran çaisMaty* is the only nurse in her remote village in Senegal. When she travels to the health district for training —which she must do frequently—it means there are no qualified medical personnel in her village to care for pregnant women, deliver babies, treat sicknesses, or respond to medical emergencies.If she ’s gone and her clients need help, they must either wait or go to ano...
Source: IntraHealth International - March 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Neema Digital Health Mobile Technology Education & Performance eLearning Management and Performance Nurses Senegal Source Type: news

USDA Prioritizes Investments in Telemedicine to Address Opioid Crisis in Rural America
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that projects that funding priority for the Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) program will be given to applications that address opioid misuse in rural communities. Projects that provide opioid treatment services in 220 at-risk counties, as identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will receive up to 30 special consideration points. Up to ten points will be awarded to opioid-related projects that provide Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education as their primary purpose. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - February 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

USDA Announces Funding to Increase Access to Education, Workforce Training and Health Care Opportunities in Rural Communities
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced $39.6 million in funding for 128 projects to increase access to job training, educational, and healthcare services in rural areas. Funding for these projects comes from the Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program. More than 4.5 million residents in 40 states and three territories will benefit from the funding. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - October 31, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news