Current Issue: Fall 2014

ENCorps volunteer Edgar AndersonRural Volunteers

Volunteering A Win-Win for Seniors and Rural Communities
by Candi Helseth
Many rural nonprofit organizations benefit from senior volunteers, giving them a chance to share their expertise and stay engaged.

 

Girl Scouts in Lyons, GeorgiaYoung Volunteers Aid, Stay Engaged In Their Communities
by Candi Helseth
Whether raising chickens for the poor or volunteering at a hospice, rural youth are connecting with their communities and learning the importance of service.

 

Challenges for Human Services

by Kathleen Belanger
Rural Adoptions: A Different Kind of Rural Trust
Highlights three successful efforts in rural America to find adoptive homes for foster children.

Look What’s Coming

by Wayne Myers, M.D.
The Ebola Response
Argues that people underestimate the risk posed by familiar dangers and overreact to strange and foreign hazards.

Around the Country

Oliver Alexander and Orion Falveyby Candi Helseth

Young Entrepreneurs Help Remold Rural Healthcare in Oregon Through Membership Payment Model
The Orchid Clinic has found success by providing primary care to low-income rural residents via a paid membership model.

Compassionate Collaboration Reduces Homelessness in Utah
Utah’s Housing First effort is decreasing the number of homeless in the state while saving thousands of dollars in emergency medical bills and other costs.

Robert T. TrachtenbergRural Spotlight

An Interview with Robert T. Trachtenberg
by Beth Blevins
The Executive Director of the National AHEC Organization discusses its evolution, and how AHECs build the rural healthcare workforce.