Article on “Responsible Tourism: How to Preserve the Goose that Lays the Golden Egg.” It discusses how design standards, historic preservation and strong land use controls relate to successful tourism development efforts. A good primer or tool on being successful with tourism. See attached.
Rural Veterans In Need Of Care Face Uncertainty, Isolation
May 18, 2015 -- Provides an overview of challenges faced by rural veterans, statistics describing the rural veteran population, and emerging solutions to address healthcare access disparities, such as care coordination and telehealth. Source: Task & Purpose
Interstate Telehealth Licensing Compact Set to Become Reality
May 15, 2015 -- Reports on the passage of an Alabama bill adopting an interstate licensure compact which will allow physicians to practice across state lines. Alabama is the seventh state to do so, meeting the threshold number of participating states needed to enact the compact. Highlights how this compact will increase access to healthcare in rural and underserved areas. Source: mHealth News
Graduate Medical Education Financing: Sustaining Medical Education in Rural Places
A policy brief reporting on the financial situation of rural training track (RTT) residency programs, including their sources of funding, expenses, and the relationship between urban RTT sponsors and rural program sites.
Organization: Rural Training Track Technical Assistance Program. Date: 05 / 2015
Return to rural? Several factors at play when residents leave, return, (Farm Futures 5/27)
Reasons for returning – or not returning – to rural communities once young people have left their home cities and towns are varied, but USDA researchers have found that family involvement and child-rearing considerations surface as key drivers in both situations... In a new report, "Factors affecting former residents' returning to rural communities," USDA Economic Research Service researchers conducted about 300 interviews at high school reunions in 21 rural communities to determine reasons for leaving or coming back to rural communities. Link
EPA Office of Sustainable Communities Offers Two New Economic Development Resources for Small Towns and Cities
How can small towns and cities adapt to changing conditions that affect the industries, technologies, and land use patterns that form the foundation of their local economies? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new report provides case studies of seven communities that have successfully reinvigorated their struggling economies by emphasizing existing assets and distinctive resources. The report, How Small Towns and Cities Can Use Local Assets to Rebuild Their Economies: Lessons from Successful Places, draws on these case studies to offer strategies other communities can use. Two stories in here from towns of 2,900 and 12,000 population
N4A Releases Report on Livable Communities for All Ages
The National Association for Area Agencies on Aging (N4A) has recently released a report on livable communities for all ages. The report highlights local best practices from across the country, provides an overview of ways to help the elderly remain independent and engaged, and serves as a guide for local governments to transform their communities to support aging in place. Click here to read the full report.
Webinar: Developing Partnerships [in Indian Country]Thursday, June 4, 3-4:30 pm EDT – Part III:
This series is based on a curriculum designed by Seven Sisters Community Development Group, LLC, and NeighborWorks America®, built on the principle that creating long-term, mutually beneficial relationships between Native and non-Native partners requires an understanding of history, cultural paradigms, tribal sovereignty issues and the subtle nuances of Indian Country. During these webinars, Seven Sisters will examine elements of successful partnerships with Native organizations, looking at cultural differences, history and the issue of sovereignty. The webinars will then explore how that understanding leads to effective and lasting partnerships.
These webinars are designed for non-Native organizations, including nonprofits; financial institutions; philanthropic entities; and federal, state and local government agencies that are looking to develop or strengthen partnerships with Native organizations.
Facilitators include Vickie Oldman-John, Leslie Newman, Joanna Donohoe and Natasha Shulman from Seven Sisters Community Development Group, LLC.
Recorded Webinar: Native American Housing: Obstacles and Opportunities
Recording of a March 24, 2015 panel discussion addressing the challenges involved in supplying and maintaining tribal housing.
Organization: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Date: 03 / 2015
Presentations from Conference: Community Foundations Advancing Economic Success
Advancing Economic Success was a two-day workshop featuring stories from around the country of community foundations that are practicing Community Development Philanthropy in order to build prosperity for families, communities and regions. View the workshop agenda here. And link to presentations